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fare

[fair] /fɛər/
noun
1.
the price of conveyance or passage in a bus, train, airplane, or other vehicle.
2.
a person or persons who pay to be conveyed in a vehicle; paying passenger.
3.
a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver.
4.
food; diet:
hearty fare.
5.
something offered to the public, for entertainment, enjoyment, consumption, etc.:
literary fare.
6.
Archaic. state of things.
verb (used without object), fared, faring.
7.
to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on:
He fared well in his profession.
8.
to go; turn out; happen (used impersonally):
It fared ill with him.
9.
to go; travel.
10.
to eat and drink:
They fared sumptuously.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English faren, Old English faran; cognate with German fahren, Old Norse fara, Gothic faran; akin to emporium, port5, pram2
Related forms
farer, noun
Can be confused
fair, far, fare, flare (see synonym study at fair)
Synonyms
4. See food.
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British Dictionary definitions for farer

fare

/fɛə/
noun
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
verb (intransitive)
4.
to get on (as specified); manage he fared well
5.
with it as a subject. to turn out or happen as specified it fared badly with him
6.
(archaic) to eat we fared sumptuously
7.
(often foll by forth) (archaic) to go or travel
Derived Forms
farer, noun
Word Origin
Old English faran; related to Old Norse fara to travel, Old High German faran to go, Greek poros ford
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Word Origin and History for farer
fare
O.E. fær "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 Original sense is obsolete, except in compounds (wayfarer, sea-faring, etc.)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).
fare
O.E. faran "to journey, to make one's way," from P.Gmc. *faranan (cf. Goth. faran, Ger. fahren), from PIE *por- "going, passage," from base *per- "to lead, pass over" (see port (1)). Related: Fared; faring.
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