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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fare  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fare  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fare 
  n  1:  an  agenda  of  things  to  do  "they  worked  rapidly  down  the 
  menu  of  reports"  [syn:  {menu}] 
  2:  the  sum  charged  for  riding  in  a  public  conveyance 
  3:  a  paying  (taxi)  passenger 
  4:  the  food  and  drink  that  are  regularly  consumed 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {do},  {make  out},  {come},  {get  along}] 
  2:  eat  well 




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