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.]
To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
So on he fares, and to the border comes
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.
Robynson (More's Utopia).
So fared the knight between two foes.
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.
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.
To behave; to conduct one's self.
She ferde [fared] as she would die.
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Fare (?), n. [AS. faru journey, fr. faran. See Fare, v.]
A journey; a passage.
That nought might stay his fare.
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.
Ado; bustle; business.
The warder chid and made fare.
Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
What fare? what news abroad ?
Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare; delicious fare.
The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers.
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.
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