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[Fare]

It's not fair that fare means three unrelated things. As a verb, it means to proceed or get along, as in "Fare thee well." As a noun, it can refer to the cost of travel ("Train fare is ten dollars") or to food ("Tatertots are typical cafeteria fare").

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To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.

Noun
an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports"

Noun
the food and drink that are regularly consumed

Noun
a paying (taxi) passenger

Noun
the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

Verb
eat well

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Verb
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"


n.
To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.

n.
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.

n.
To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live.

n.
To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him.

n.
To behave; to conduct one's self.

v.
A journey; a passage.

v.
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.

v.
Ado; bustle; business.

v.
Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.

v.
Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare; delicious fare.

v.
The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers.

v.
The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.


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., Isel., & 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.
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.
I bid you most heartily well to fare.
So fared the knight between two foes.
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.
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.
5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.]
She ferde [fared] as she would die.

Fare

Fare , n. [AS. faru journey, fr. faran. See Fare, v.] 1. A journey; a passage. [Obs.]
That nought might stay his fare.
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.
4. Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
What fare? what news abroad ?
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 ∨ 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.

To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.

A journey; a passage.

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Usage Examples

Death is easier than a wretched life and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.

How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!

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Other Usage Examples

I detest politics, to be honest with you. It's a cesspool. And I don't think I would fare well in that cesspool because I don't believe in political correctness and I certainly don't believe in dishonesty.

What none of the critics, positive or negative, grasped was that 'The Searchers' was a different kind of Western, something much darker and more disturbing than the usual fare.

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