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fare

verb \ ˈfer \

Definition of fare

fared; faring
intransitive verb
1 :go, travel
2 :get along, succeed
  • how did you fare on your exam?
3 :eat, dine

Examples of fare in a Sentence

  1. The Mystery Maid, a halibut and black cod schooner, had fared badly of late and was in the process of being overhauled. —David GutersonSnow Falling On Cedars1994
  2. … genuinely new creations do not usually fare well with mainstream publishers in any age. —Erica JongNew York Times Book Review5 June 1988
  3. Back upstairs, I put on a gold lamé dress and fared forth to the first big dinner of 1968 … —Lady Bird Johnson 25 Jan. 1968, in A White House Diary1970
  4. residents of the flood-ravaged town are faring much better than one might have expected

  5. families can be seen faring along the road to the campground while driving or towing all manner of conveyance

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Origin and Etymology of fare

Middle English faren, from Old English faran; akin to Old High German faran to go, Latin portare to carry, Greek peran to pass through, poros passage, journey

fare Synonyms


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fare

noun \ ˈfer \

Definition of fare

1 a :range of food :diet
b :material provided for use, consumption, or enjoyment
2 a :the price charged to transport a person
b :a paying passenger on a public conveyance

Examples of fare in a Sentence

  1. Bush and Siberry's sixth albums find them trying harder than before to reach an audience less willing to indulge their wanderings—both albums communicate more directly, and sound more familiar, than their usual fairy-tale fare. —Ann PowersVillage Voice7 Dec. 1993
  2. Who would ever consider robbing this place for more than getaway bus fare? —Amy TanThe Kitchen God's Wife1991
  3. As for Ronald Reagan, solid heartland fare like macaroni and cheese and hamburger soup is his favorite … —Guy D. GarciaTime14 Mar. 1988
  4. I need some coins for the bus fare.

  5. The taxi driver picked up his fares at the airport.

  6. Less expensive fare is available at the restaurant across the street.

Recent Examples of fare from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of fare

Middle English, journey, passage, supply of food, from Old English faru, fær; akin to Old English faran to go


FARE Defined for English Language Learners

fare

verb

Definition of fare for English Language Learners

  • : to do something well or badly


fare

noun

Definition of fare for English Language Learners

  • : the money a person pays to travel on a bus, train, boat, or airplane or in a taxi

  • : a passenger who pays a fare

  • : a specified kind of food


FARE Defined for Kids

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fare

verb \ ˈfer \

Definition of fare for Students

fared; faring
:to get along :succeed
  • Stores at that location don't fare well.

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fare

noun

Definition of fare for Students

1 :the money a person pays to travel (as on a bus)
2 :a person paying a fare
3 :food 1
  • The new restaurant offers Mexican fare.


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