fare


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fare \Fare\ (f[^a]r), 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.
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            So on he fares, and to the border comes
            Of Eden.                              --Milton.
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   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.
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            So fares the stag among the enraged hounds.
                                                  --Denham.
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            I bid you most heartily well to fare. --Robynson
                                                  (More's
                                                  Utopia).
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            So fared the knight between two foes. --Hudibras.
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   3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or
      social comforts; to live.
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            There was a certain rich man which . . . fared
            sumptuously every day.                --Luke xvi.
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   4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall
      see how it will fare with him.
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            So fares it when with truth falsehood contends.
                                                  --Milton.
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   5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.]
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            She ferde [fared] as she would die.   --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fare \Fare\, n. [AS. faru journey, fr. faran. See Fare, v.]
   1. A journey; a passage. [Obs.]
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            That nought might stay his fare.      --Spenser.
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   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.
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   3. Ado; bustle; business. [Obs.]
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            The warder chid and made fare.        --Chaucer.
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   4. Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
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            What fare? what news abroad ?         --Shak.
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   5. Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse
      fare; delicious fare. "Philosophic fare." --Dryden.
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   6. The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full
      fare of passengers. --A. Drummond.
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   7. The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.
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   Bill of fare. See under Bill.

   Fare indicator or  Fare 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.
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