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Meaning of FARE

Pronunciation:  fehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports"
  2. [n]  the food and drink that are regularly consumed
  3. [n]  a paying (taxi) passenger
  4. [n]  the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
  5. [v]  eat well
  6. [v]  proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
 

FARE is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: come, do, get along, make out, menu, transportation
 
 See Also: agenda, airfare, board, bus fare, cab fare, carfare, charge, chow, chuck, diet, dietary, docket, eat, eats, food, go, grub, menu, nutrient, passenger, proceed, ration, rider, schedule, table, taxi fare, train fare

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Faring}.] [AS. faran to travel, fare; akin to OS., Goth., &
    OHG. faran to travel, go, D. varen, G. fahren, OFries.,
    Icel., & Sw. fara, Dan. fare, Gr. ????? a way through,
    ??????? a ferry, strait, ???????? to convey, ?????????? to
    go, march, ????? beyond, on the other side, ????? to pass
    through, L. peritus experienced, portus port, Skr. par to
    bring over. [root]78. Cf. {Chaffer}, {Emporium}, {Far},
    {Ferry}, {Ford}, {Peril}, {Port} a harbor, {Pore}, n.]
    1. To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
    
             So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good
       or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of
       events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or
       ill.
    
             So fares the stag among the enraged hounds.
                                                   --Denham.
    
             I bid you most heartily well to fare. --Robynson
                                                   (More's
                                                   Utopia).
    
             So fared the knight between two foes. --Hudibras.
    
    3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or
       social comforts; to live.
    
             There was a certain rich man wwhich . . . fared
             sumptuously every day.                --Luke xvi.
                                                   19.
    
    4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall
       see how it will fare with him.
    
             Sso fares it when with truth falsehood contends.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.]
    
             She ferde [fared] as she would die.   --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Fare\, n. [AS. faru journey, fr. faran. See {Fare}, v.]
    1. A journey; a passage. [Obs.]
    
             That nought might stay his fare.      --Spenser.
    
    2. The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due for
       conveying a person by land or water; as, the fare for
       crossing a river; the fare in a coach or by railway.
    
    3. Ado; bustle; business. [Obs.]
    
             The warder chid and made fare.        --Chaucer.
    
    4. Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
    
             What fare? what news abroad ?         --Shak.
    
    5. Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse
       fare; delicious fare. ``Philosophic fare.'' --Dryden.
    
    6. The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full
       fare of passengers. --A. Drummond.
    
    7. The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.
    
    {Bill of fare}. See under {Bill}.
    
    {Fare} {indicator or register}, a device for recording the
       number of passengers on a street car, etc.
    
    {Fare wicket}.
       (a) A gate or turnstile at the entrance of toll bridges,
           exhibition grounds, etc., for registering the number
           of persons passing it.
       (b) An opening in the door of a street car for purchasing
           tickets of the driver or passing fares to the
           conductor. --Knight.
    
    
 
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