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
Example sentences from the Web for fare
While travel has picked up slightly, carriers are still flying far fewer flights, meaning fewer seats available at lower fares.Washington-bound travelers finding higher airfares, hotel rates for Jan. 20 presidential inauguration|Keith L. Alexander|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
About a month ago, VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt revealed that the Metropolitan Transit System had in recent years rejected hundreds of doctors’ recommendations that their patients with disabilities receive reduced fares.Morning Report: The State’s Top Cop on the State of Policing|Voice of San Diego|October 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The review will include the agency’s fare enforcement as well as its policies regarding use of force and retention of body camera footage.Morning Report: Another Potential Violation for Barrios|Sara Libby|September 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It is such standard fare today that schoolchildren are as likely to use free spreadsheet programs as financial analysts are to manage budgets.
Foye said fare increases could also be part of the necessary restructuring.New York City transit needs a $12 billion bailout—or the entire U.S. economic recovery may suffer|dzanemorris|September 3, 2020|Fortune
Jackson fared better as an instructor of artillery, a subject he was far better at explaining.
The others have not fared as well in this theater of the absurd.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System|Eleanor Clift|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Male politicians fared especially badly, receiving more than six times as much abuse as female politicians.
Its allies have fared little better, and even with them accounted for, a Congress-led alliance barely limps to 60 seats.
DC temporarily replaced him with bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult, whose brief run fared even worse.Wonder Woman Makes a Triumphant Comeback in a New Comic Series|Hugh Ryan|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The five hundred men whom we had left in San Antonio de Bexar, fared no better.
Taken for guerrillas by the inhabitants, they fared well, and much information was given them.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The Spanish troops fared far worse; their condition became more and more deplorable.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
But the business of most of them that fared this way whose faring has been preserved was of a very doleful character.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
In every instance a gift was expected from the visitor, and as a consequence the monks fared sumptuously.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy