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Meaning of fare

fare

Pronunciation: (fâr), [key]
— n., v., fared, far•ing.
—n.
  1. the price of conveyance or passage in a bus, train, airplane, or other vehicle.
  2. a person or persons who pay to be conveyed in a vehicle; paying passenger.
  3. a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver.
  4. food; diet: hearty fare.
  5. something offered to the public, for entertainment, enjoyment, consumption, etc.: literary fare.
  6. state of things.
—v.i.
  1. to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on: He fared well in his profession.
  2. to go; turn out; happen (used impersonally): It fared ill with him.
  3. to go; travel.
  4. to eat and drink: They fared sumptuously.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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