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fare

fare

 
 
pronunciation:
feIr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Homophone Note, Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the price paid to ride on commercial transportation, such as a bus, train, or airplane, or a passenger paying such a charge.
Airline fares are rising again because of the cost of fuel.Did your mother give you money for your bus fare?As a taxi driver, the more fares you pick up, the more money you make.
synonyms:
passage
similar words:
carriage, charge, cost, fee, passenger, payment, price, token
definition 2: something offered for consumption, such as food, drink, or entertainment, esp. in a commercial establishment such as a restaurant or theater.
Don't expect anything more than snack fare at the circus.
synonyms:
refreshments
similar words:
drink, entertainment, food, goods, menu, offering, performance, selection
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fared, fares, faring
definition 1: to get along or be treated.
How is she faring in her new job?
synonyms:
do, get along, manage
similar words:
make do
definition 2: to turn out.
His efforts fared badly.
similar words:
do, end, result
definition 3: to eat, on one occasion or regularly.
The prisoners fared on bread and water.
synonyms:
dine, eat, feed
similar words:
diet, partake
derivation: farer (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word fair? Fare and fair sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Fare comes from an Old English word that means "a journey."