- the price of conveyance or passage in a bus, train, airplane, or other vehicle.
- a person or persons who pay to be conveyed in a vehicle; paying passenger.
- a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver.
- food; diet: hearty fare.
- something offered to the public, for entertainment, enjoyment, consumption, etc.: literary fare.
- Archaic. state of things.
- to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on: He fared well in his profession.
- to go; turn out; happen (used impersonally): It fared ill with him.
- to go; travel.
- to eat and drink: They fared sumptuously.
Origin of fare
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Examples from the Web for faring
But other female candidates for the Republicans are not faring as well.Michelle Obama and the Top Women Smashing Fundraising Records
September 16, 2014
Until recently the Kurds seemed to be faring well, even expanding their territory.Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?
August 7, 2014
At a taco truck in New York I asked how their lime stock was faring.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014
April 30, 2014
Magazines were going through a tough time in the face of a digital onslaught, but Vogue was faring better than others.I Was Australia’s Anna Wintour
April 3, 2014
That her candidacy is faring as well as it is already is a sign of the bright purple Texas to come.Wendy Davis Is One Step Closer To Turning Texas Purple
March 18, 2014
We could at least enjoy the selfish satisfaction of faring better than our neighbours.The Roof of France
Here is our late host, Father Henriques, come to see how his guests are faring.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Everywhere alike he found them faring sumptuously and merry-making.Anabasis
Once more she bethought her of the discussion, and how it was faring.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
Once, in a moment of weakness, I looked back to see how our men were faring.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
- the sum charged or paid for conveyance in a bus, train, aeroplane, etc
- a paying passenger, esp when carried by taxi
- a range of food and drink; diet
- to get on (as specified); managehe fared well
- (with it as a subject) to turn out or happen as specifiedit fared badly with him
- archaic to eatwe fared sumptuously
- (often foll by forth) archaic to go or travel
Word Origin and History for faring
Old English fær "journey, road, passage, expedition," strong neuter of faran "to journey" (see fare (v.)); merged with faru "journey, expedition, companions, baggage," strong fem. of faran. Original sense is obsolete, except in compounds (wayfarer, sea-faring, etc.) Meaning "food provided" is c.1200; that of "conveyance" appears in Scottish early 15c. and led to sense of "payment for passage" (1510s).
Old English faran "to journey, set forth, go, travel, wander, get on, undergo, make one's way," from Proto-Germanic *faranan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic faran, Old Norse and Old Frisian fara, Dutch varen, German fahren), from PIE *por- "going, passage," from root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over" (see port (n.1)). Related: Fared; faring.