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
How to use fare in a sentence
The agency expects to collect $183 million from fares — 78 percent less than what it projected before the pandemic.Metro board approves budget cuts, buyouts as pandemic dents agency’s budget|Justin George|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The impact on the office market will come down to how each business fares after the pandemic.Amazon update: Second headquarters development and the area’s housing market|Michele Lerner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Another neighborhood favorite, The Blue Whale reflects the casual beach environment of the island while offering delicious seasonal fare and a variety of seafood dishes throughout the day.Fire Island Pines: One Of America’s First LGBTQ Coastal Towns|LGBTQ-Editor|November 18, 2020|No Straight News
Making that easier for us all, of course, is the annual influx of holiday viewing fare that has already begun showing up on our screens, right on cue, to help us get in the mood.Hallmark, Lifetime, others embrace LGBTQ holiday romance|John Paul King|November 15, 2020|Washington Blade
Any cancellations must be made an hour before a scheduled ride, or customers will be charged the full fare.Uber to give users a $50 credit if their scheduled rides don’t show up|Danielle Abril|November 10, 2020|Fortune
But other female candidates for the Republicans are not faring as well.Michelle Obama and the Top Women Smashing Fundraising Records|Patricia Murphy|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until recently the Kurds seemed to be faring well, even expanding their territory.Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?|Jacob Siegel|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a taco truck in New York I asked how their lime stock was faring.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014|Kara Cutruzzula|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Magazines were going through a tough time in the face of a digital onslaught, but Vogue was faring better than others.
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|Sally Kohn|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sea-faring men seldom take snuff: a sailor with a snuff-box is as rarely to be met with as a sailor without a knife.
But the business of most of them that fared this way whose faring has been preserved was of a very doleful character.
The sailor, after the manner so often dwelt upon, is keeping up a pleasing travesty of sea-faring life.
Dight were her head and the crook all over with gold, and the bulwarks thereof were as high as on sea-faring ships.
Now faring with the King was one Gamal, & he rode up to one of the peasants who was a friend of his and spoke privily with him.