"journey, road," strong neut. of faran
"to journey" (see fare
(v.)); merged with faru
"journey, expedition, companions, baggage," strong fem. of faran.
Original sense is obsolete, except in compounds (wayfarer, sea-faring,
etc.) Meaning of "food provided" is c.1200; that of "conveyance" appears in Scot. early 15c. and led to sense of "payment for passage" (1510s).