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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fair]
    • /fɛər/
    • /feər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair]
    • /fɛər/

Definitions of fare word

  • noun fare the price of conveyance or passage in a bus, train, airplane, or other vehicle. 1
  • noun fare a person or persons who pay to be conveyed in a vehicle; paying passenger. 1
  • noun fare a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver. 1
  • noun fare food; diet: hearty fare. 1
  • noun fare something offered to the public, for entertainment, enjoyment, consumption, etc.: literary fare. 1
  • noun fare Archaic. state of things. 1

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Origin of fare

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English faren, Old English faran; cognate with German fahren, Old Norse fara, Gothic faran; akin to emporium, port5, pram2

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Parts of speech for Fare


fare popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fare usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fare

verb fare

  • prosper — to be successful or fortunate, especially in financial respects; thrive; flourish.
  • manage — to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship: She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income?
  • handle — a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand.
  • happen — to take place; come to pass; occur: Something interesting is always happening in New York.
  • prove — to establish the truth or genuineness of, as by evidence or argument: to prove one's claim.

noun fare

  • charge — If you charge someone an amount of money, you ask them to pay that amount for something that you have sold to them or done for them.
  • priceBruce, 1845–1903, U.S. architect.
  • tariff — an official list or table showing the duties or customs imposed by a government on imports or exports.
  • ticket — a slip, usually of paper or cardboard, serving as evidence that the holder has paid a fare or admission or is entitled to some service, right, or the like: a railroad ticket; a theater ticket.
  • cost — The cost of something is the amount of money that is needed in order to buy, do, or make it.

Antonyms for fare

verb fare

  • wait — to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive.
  • retreat — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
  • retrogress — to go backward into an earlier and usually worse condition: to retrogress to infantilism.
  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.

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