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. [1913 Webster]

So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

So fares the stag among the enraged hounds. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

I bid you most heartily well to fare. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

So fared the knight between two foes. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live. [1913 Webster]

There was a certain rich man which . . . fared sumptuously every day. --Luke xvi. 19. [1913 Webster]

4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him. [1913 Webster]

So fares it when with truth falsehood contends. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She ferde [fared] as she would die. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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