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fare / fer/ • n. 1. the money a passenger on public transportation has to pay. ∎  a passenger paying to travel in a vehicle, esp. a taxicab. 2. a range of food, esp. of a particular type: delicious Provençal fare. ∎ fig. performance or entertainment of a particular style: Hollywood fare. • v. [intr.] 1. perform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period of time: the party fared badly in the spring elections. 2. archaic travel: a young knight fares forth.

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fare2 †go on a journey; get on (well or ill) OE.; †behave, act; happen. XIII. Now only literary. OE. str. vb. faran = ON. fara, OS., OHG., Goth. faran (Du. varen, G. fahren) :- Gmc. *faran, f. *far- : -IE. *por- (cf. Gr. poreúesthai proceed; also FORD).
Hence farewell int. (‘proceed happily’; see WELL3), orig. imper. phr.; also as sb. XIV.

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a company ready to travel, 1562; a troop; a multitude or swarm; a catch of fish; a load of animals, 1600; the cargo of a vessel, 1884.

Examples: fare of fish; of flatterers, 1634; of flies; of fools and cheaters; of pigs [a litter]; of travellers, 1562.

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fare1 †journey OE.; (supply of) food XIII; passage money XV; passenger XVI. orig. two words, (i) OE. fær str. n. = OHG. far transit, landing-place, harbour, ON. far :- Gmc. *faram; (ii) OE. faru str. fem. = MLG. vare, MHG. var, ON. fǫr :- Gmc. *farō; f. base of next.

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