Fare

Definition of Fare

Pronunciation: fâr
v. i.1.To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
[imp. & p. p. Fared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Faring.]
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 which . . . 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.
So fares it when with truth falsehood contends.
- Milton.
5.To behave; to conduct one's self.
She ferde [fared] as she would die.
- Chaucer.
n.1.A journey; a passage.
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.
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.
6.The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers.
7.The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.
Bill of fare
See under Bill.
Fare indicator
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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