- 1The money paid for a journey on public transport: we should go to Seville, but we cannot afford the air fareMore example sentences
- Although not illegal, charging double fares by breaking journeys into different segments to maximise profits on one route is downright immoral.
- We're all subject to the cost of filling our cars, getting to work and paying the ever-increasing costs of public transport fares.
- Public transport fares have doubled during the course of the year.
- 1.1A passenger paying to travel in a taxi: the taxi driver was anxious to pick up a fareMore example sentences
- An investigation by the Manchester Evening News revealed the huge number of bogus taxi drivers picking up fares in the city centre.
- The taxi driver picked up a fare at the taxi office on Water Street.
- He picked up a fare at the taxi rank outside Marks and Spencer, in High Street, to take the passenger to Harwich Road.
- 2 [mass noun] A range of food of a particular type: traditional Scottish fareMore example sentences
food, meals, board, sustenance, nourishment, nutriment, foodstuffs, refreshments, eatables, provisions, daily bread; cooking, cuisine; menu, diet, table; Scottish vivers
- Whether you're looking for seafood, Angus beef, made-to-order pasta or traditional breakfast fare, you won't leave hungry.
- Traditional aristocratic fare included such fancy foods, many of which are popular among the newly wealthy classes today.
- On offer are generous helpings of bacon, ham and other greasy, fattening fare - all the staples associated with traditional Anglo-American cuisine.
- 2.1Something offered to the public, typically as a form of entertainment: those expecting conventional Hollywood fare will be disappointedMore example sentences
- The entertainment fare was peppered with cinematic dance, oriental Thai performances and humorous skits.
- It has since expanded beyond that to include women's sports and more entertainment and reality-based fare in its lineup.
- It is films and fashion, it is magazine fare and performance art, it is dance and design.
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- 1 [with adverbial] Perform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period: the party fared badly in the electionsMore example sentences
- Account books of the period reveal how traders fared in this unusual situation.
- The theories to be discussed do not fare better or worse when restricted to a particular subspecies.
- The sound fares better, even though it is only a Dolby Surround track.
- 1.1 • archaic Happen; turn out: beware that it fare not with you as with your predecessorMore example sentences
- But did it fare any better with Rita, and what needs to be fixed down the road?
- Will it fare better than its immediate predecessors?
- It fared badly because it ignored the ground reality.
- 2 [with adverbial of direction] • archaic Travel: a knight fares forthMore example sentences
- I saw then how it fared forth along lonely paths or alone upon the highway.
- Amongst warriors who practiced faring forth, he often fared forth in the form of a wolf.
- When Community members had to fare forth into rain or snow, they could don protective outerwear from a common stock.
Old English fær, faru 'travelling, a journey or expedition', faran 'to travel', also 'get on (well or badly'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch varen and German fahren 'to travel', Old Norse ferja 'ferry boat', also to ford. Sense 1 of the noun stems from an earlier meaning 'a journey for which a price is paid'. Noun sense 2 was originally used with reference to the quality or quantity of food provided, probably from the idea of faring well or badly.