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
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
So I walked straightway to the well trough and drank, then sauntered to the house to learn how Pod was faring.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck|R. Pitcher Woodward
Then, as it was almost morning, he had thought best to return to his cabin, to ascertain how the boys were faring.Boys of The Fort|Ralph Bonehill
How is your former master, d'Ucello, faring with the Sienese in Orvieto?The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
It had burned there, never flickering, never wavering, through all the days of his faring into far and foreign parts.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
Meanwhile, the 46th Battalion, on the right, was faring no better.Canada in Flanders, Volume III (of 3)|Charles G. D. Roberts