WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fare /fɛr/USA pronunciation n., v., fared, far•ing.

n. 
  • [countable] the price of traveling in a bus, airplane, or other carrier:special fares for senior citizens.
  • [countable] a person who pays to travel in a vehicle:The cab driver took her fare to the airport.
  • [uncountable] food; diet:The restaurant serves hearty fare.
  • [uncountable] something offered to the public, as for entertainment:musical fare of folk songs and country tunes.

  • v. [no object]
  • to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on:He didn't fare too well on his own.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    fare /fɛə/ n
    1. the sum charged or paid for conveyance in a bus, train, aeroplane, etc
    2. a paying passenger, esp when carried by taxi
    3. a range of food and drink; diet
    vb (intransitive)
    1. to get on (as specified); manage: he fared well
    2. with it as a subject: to turn out or happen as specified: it fared badly with him
    3. archaic to eat: we fared sumptuously
    4. (often followed by forth) archaic to go or travel
    Etymology: Old English faran; related to Old Norse fara to travel, Old High German faran to go, Greek poros ford

    ˈfarer n



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