fare

verb
\ ˈfer How to pronounce fare (audio) \
fared; faring

Definition of fare

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : get along, succeed how did you fare on your exam?
2 : go, travel
3 : eat, dine

fare

noun

Definition of fare (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms for fare

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of fare in a Sentence

Verb The Mystery Maid, a halibut and black cod schooner, had fared badly of late and was in the process of being overhauled. — David Guterson, Snow Falling On Cedars, 1994 … genuinely new creations do not usually fare well with mainstream publishers in any age. — Erica Jong, New York Times Book Review, 5 June 1988 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 residents of the flood-ravaged town are faring much better than one might have expected families can be seen faring along the road to the campground while driving or towing all manner of conveyance Noun 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 Powers, Village Voice, 7 Dec. 1993 Who would ever consider robbing this place for more than getaway bus fare? — Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife, 1991 As for Ronald Reagan, solid heartland fare like macaroni and cheese and hamburger soup is his favorite … — Guy D. Garcia, Time, 14 Mar. 1988 I need some coins for the bus fare. The taxi driver picked up his fares at the airport. Less expensive fare is available at the restaurant across the street.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Meanwhile, less than an hour to the west, another incumbent mayor did not fare so well in the runoff. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "Alabama voters cast ballots in mayoral runoff races; Bowling makes history in Decatur," 7 Oct. 2020 The Cardinals did not fare particularly well in the passing game, either. Katherine Fitzgerald, The Arizona Republic, "Cardinals return to Arizona between East Coast games as Kingsbury continues to assess play calling," 5 Oct. 2020 But Trump did not fare well in the city of San Diego in 2016, when voters favored Clinton by more than 2 to 1. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Attack ads tie Barbara Bry to Trump — and Democrats," 30 Sep. 2020 Illinois, which in 1990, according to the State Board of Education, became the first state in the nation to mandate Holocaust education, did not fare particularly well in survey results. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "After national survey reveals ignorance of Holocaust, local Jews, Skokie museum resolve to continue education," 29 Sep. 2020 Trump, by contrast, did not fare especially well during the debates four years ago. Anchorage Daily News, "The first presidential debate brings high stakes for Trump and Biden," 29 Sep. 2020 Biden’s running mate, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, did not fare any better, with 45.2% viewing her unfavorably and 40% reporting a favorable opinion. cleveland, "Poll of Ohio voters shows toss-up race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden," 24 Sep. 2020 Otherwise, Wisconsin's nominees didn't fare too well at Sunday night's awards. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mark Ruffalo, 'Rick and Morty' are among the 2020 Emmy winners with Wisconsin ties," 20 Sep. 2020 Still, pawn shops in other parts of the state did not fare as well as in Broward and Miami-Dade. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "When we shut down: How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business," 6 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Washington Nationals Best Ballpark Bites menu offers classic fare such as wings, pretzels and barbecue, as well as alcohol, with 100% contactless delivery, WUSA-TV reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Balloon spectacle, dancing ban, ballpark delivery: News from around our 50 states," 25 Sep. 2020 The cafe also serves a variety of pastries and desserts, as well as light fare — including avocado toast and a ham and cheese croissant. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Here are some hot coffee spots in Allen for International Coffee Day," 23 Sep. 2020 Most of Arpaio's Cameo videos appear to be standard fare, such as birthday greetings, thank-you messages, congratulatory comments. Maria Polletta, The Arizona Republic, "On Cameo, Joe Arpaio welcomed a furry convention to Arizona. Hours later, he learned what it was," 10 Sep. 2020 Start simple with accessible fare like bowling and table tennis. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "How Ars Technica’s tech-savvy staffers conduct happy hours in locked-down 2020," 6 Sep. 2020 The service costs the same as a regular METRO bus fare, which is $1.25 for a single trip. Robin Goist, cleveland, "New METRO RTA service allows bus riders in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow and Tallmadge to schedule pick-ups," 4 Sep. 2020 Also cooking Cajun/Creole fare at Triplz Lounge in Conyers, Ga., before the pandemic hit, Caldwell says both of his former co-workers take great pride in coaching in the moment. Washington Post, "Atlanta chef Todd Richards makes the best of a bad situation by mentoring others," 3 Sep. 2020 Meadows would not be drawn on whether there would be a crowd to cheer on the president and provide a contrast to the prerecorded, virtual fare offered by the Democrats. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump has campaign mojo back with airport rallies," 19 Aug. 2020 Along with usual fare such as breastfeeding and newborn care classes, BBC provides everything from vegan eating guidance to mommy-and-me yoga classes to parent-empowerment support groups—all of which are offered for free. Jen Jones Donatelli, Glamour, "Black Doulas Are Banding Together to Beat High Infant Mortality Rates," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of fare

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for fare

Verb

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

Noun

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

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The first known use of fare was before the 12th century

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Last Updated

14 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fare. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for fare

fare

verb
How to pronounce fare (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fare

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to do something well or badly

fare

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fare (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

verb
\ ˈfer How to pronounce fare (audio) \
fared; faring

Kids Definition of fare

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to get along : succeed Stores at that location don't fare well.

fare

noun

Kids Definition of fare (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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