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
Ultimately, though, it will be consumers and food marketers who decide how gene editing fares in the fish and meat aisles.What’s on the GMO menu: fast-growing salmon and slow-swimming tuna|Katie McLean|December 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
After all this heavy stuff, I should mention some lighter fare down the rabbit holes on YouTube.My trip to London was canceled, so I took it on YouTube instead|Nancy Nathan|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
The fees, which run from $200 to $500, will end immediately for all but the cheapest Basic Economy fares or trips that begin outside North America, the carrier said Wednesday.
Additionally, we will provide you with a future cruise credit for the value of one day’s worth of cruise fare paid to be used on a future sailing.A 2,000-person Royal Caribbean cruise to nowhere didn’t end well|Claire Zillman, reporter|December 9, 2020|Fortune
That hasn’t converted into actual dollars, mostly because Metrobus — which has seen the most growth — hasn’t accepted fares for months.Here’s what to know about Metro’s proposed service cuts|Justin George|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Thus it was from Germany that this grand saga spread all over the North, including the Farer.
The whole thing meant merely the night halt of some farer to the mountains.A Prairie Infanta|Eva Wilder Brodhead
But when he looked around him his fellow-farer was vanished.London Before the Conquest|W. R. Lethaby
Olaf Tryggveson also makes a great figure in the Farer Saga, and recounts there his early troubles, which were strange and many.
The tired way-farer approached, begging to be received, a boon kindly granted to him.Legends of the Rhine|Wilhelm Ruland