verb (used without object), fared, far·ing.
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Origin of fare
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historical usage of fare
All these verbs come from far-, a Germanic variant of the Proto-Indo-European root per-, por- “to cross, pass, pass over, bring through, convey.” The variant por- is the source of Latin portāre “to carry, transport,” as well as the nouns porta “gate, door, opening,” portus “a harbor, a port,” and porticus “covered walk, portico.”
In Greek, the variant por- forms the noun póros “passage, ford, narrowing,” as in the proper name Bosporus (Greek Bósporos ), literally, “Oxford.” The incorrect Latin spelling Bosphorus first appears in Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar and author who was a contemporary of Cicero, and it's too late to complain about it now.
Fare in the sense “price of conveyance” appeared in Middle English, related to the Old English senses “a journey” and “to travel, go.” The meanings “to eat and drink” and “food, or the provision of food” are also first recorded in Middle English.
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In addition, the hyper-competition between a slew of low-cost carriers had made it hard for airlines to make much money as they lured potential customers with the cheapest fares.India’s refusal to bail out airlines is putting them on the verge of collapse|Niharika Sharma|August 10, 2020|Quartz
The Metropolitan Transit System made a decision several years ago to step up its enforcement of fare evasions and other quality of life issues on buses and trolleys.
Earlier this year, a Voice of San Diego investigation revealed how fare evasion tickets can terrorize those who receive them – and how most of the roughly 1,470 fare evasion tickets the agency wrote in a single week went unpaid a year later.MTS Police Chief Departs as Agency Pulls Back Enforcement Push|Lisa Halverstadt|July 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In September, the agency will roll out a pilot fare diversion program with reduced fines and the option to perform community service instead.Morning Report: MTS Doled Out Violations Disproportionately|Voice of San Diego|July 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
MTS has for years decided that its citations for offenses such as fare evasion or loitering, the vast majority of its enforcement actions, do not need to be retained longer than 60 days.MTS Purged Body Camera Footage Before Man’s Attorney Could Access it|Lisa Halverstadt|July 21, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In a bizarre twist to proceedings, Miss Manners sought to have her £30 cab fare from her Kensington flat to court refunded.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In response to hearing her story, Uber apologized for the "inefficient route" and partially refunded her fare.
Neither is appealing in a world of easy-to-find gourmet fare.
They were tired of the fare at restaurants catering to tourists and were craving something a bit more authentic.
He handed over his fare card so detectives could determine exactly when he had entered the subway system.
Every rigor of hard fare, and severe usage, was inexorably brought upon him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Every time Man pushes ahead a little, a percentage of the pushers pay the fare.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
It may be that gasolene and repairs cost more than a railroad fare once a week, but I have abstained from making a comparison.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Beans and bacon, cabbage and brown hard dumplings, formed the bill of fare, which the men washed down with plenty of table beer.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
It ran from Leicester to Loughborough and back at a fare of one shilling, and carried 570 passengers.