verb (used without object), fared, far·ing.
Origin of fare
Synonyms for fare
Examples from the Web for faring
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of faring
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
Word Origin for fare
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 Original sense is obsolete, except in compounds (wayfarer, sea-faring, etc.)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.