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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fare /fɛr/USA pronunciation
n., v., fared, far•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
v. [no object]
- the price of traveling in a bus, airplane, or other carrier[countable]special fares for senior citizens.
- a person who pays to travel in a vehicle[countable]The cab driver took her fare to the airport.
- food; diet[uncountable]The restaurant serves hearty fare.
- something offered to the public, as for entertainment[uncountable]musical fare of folk songs and country tunes.
- to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on:He didn't fare too well on his own.
(fâr), n., v., fared, far•ing.
- 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;
- a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver.
- 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;
happen (used impersonally):It fared ill with him.
- to go; travel.
- to eat and drink:They fared sumptuously.
4 . See food.
Middle English faren, Old English faran;
cognate with German fahren, Old Norse fara, Gothic faran;
akin to emporium, port5, pram2
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
fare /fɛə/ n
- 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
Etymology: Old English faran; related to Old Norse fara to travel, Old High German faran to go, Greek poros fordˈfarer n
- to get on (as specified); manage: he fared well
- with it as a subject: to turn out or happen as specified: it fared badly with him
- archaic to eat: we fared sumptuously
- (often followed by forth) archaic to go or travel
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