verb (used without object), fared, far·ing.

Nearby words

  1. farcy,
  2. farcy bud,
  3. fard,
  4. fardel,
  5. fardel-bound,
  6. fare stage,
  7. fare-beater,
  8. fare-thee-well,
  9. farebeat,
  10. farebox

Origin of fare

before 1000; Middle English faren, Old English faran; cognate with German fahren, Old Norse fara, Gothic faran; akin to emporium, port5, pram2

Related formsfar·er, noun

Can be confusedfair far fare

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British Dictionary definitions for faring



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

verb (intr)

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
Derived Formsfarer, noun

Word Origin for fare

Old English faran; related to Old Norse fara to travel, Old High German faran to go, Greek poros ford

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