verb (used without object), fared, far·ing.
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Origin of fare
synonym study for fare
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM farefarer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for fare
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.
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.
The star of the evening is undoubtedly the food—elevated London fare.
After a great deal of trouble and persuasion, I prevailed upon Mr. F. Crockford to undertake it, and we made out the bill of fare.Soyer's Culinary Campaign|Alexis Soyer
If I had kept thirteen pence out of his fare, the odd penny would have been usury.On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Ruskin
If the incensed father, who was a member of the Council, used the full severity of the law, he might fare even worse than ill.In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete|Georg Ebers
You can get your property again by bringing me my master's, which is fare exchange.The Powers and Maxine|Charles Norris Williamson
From such a list of our fare, it would seem as if we over-ate ourselves as consistently as the en pension visitors at the hotels.A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds