Bill of fare
Fare Fare, n. [AS. faru journey, fr. faran. See {Fare}, v.] 1. A journey; a passage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

That nought might stay his fare. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Ado; bustle; business. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The warder chid and made fare. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer. [1913 Webster]

What fare? what news abroad ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse fare; delicious fare. ``Philosophic fare.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full fare of passengers. --A. Drummond. [1913 Webster]

7. The catch of fish on a fishing vessel. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bill of fare — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of fare — plural bills of fare n old fashioned a list of the food that is served in a restaurant = ↑menu …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bill of fare — (plural ,bills of fare) noun count OLD FASHIONED a MENU in a restaurant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bill of fare — bill′ of fare′ n. 1) a menu 2) sbz a program of entertainment • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • bill of fare — n. a list of the foods served; menu …   English World dictionary

  • bill of fare — noun a list of dishes available at a restaurant the menu was in French • Syn: ↑menu, ↑card, ↑carte du jour, ↑carte • Hypernyms: ↑bill • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bill of fare — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bill of fare : singular bill of fare plural bills of fare old fashioned a menu in a restaurant …   English dictionary

  • bill of fare — bills of fare N COUNT The bill of fare at a restaurant is a list of the food for a meal from which you may choose what you want to eat. [OLD FASHIONED] Syn: menu …   English dictionary

  • bill of fare — Synonyms and related words: account, agenda, batting order, bill, bill of lading, blueprint, books, budget, calendar, card, carte, carte du jour, docket, invoice, ledger, lineup, list of agenda, manifest, menu, playbill, program, program of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bill of fare — 1. a list of foods that are served; menu. 2. the program of entertainment, as at a theater. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

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