Pronunciation: (fâr), [key]
—n., v., fared, far•ing.
1. the price of conveyance or passage in a bus, train, airplane, or other vehicle.
2. a person or persons who pay to be conveyed in a vehicle; paying passenger.
3. a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver.
4. food; diet: hearty fare.
5. something offered to the public, for entertainment, enjoyment, consumption, etc.: literary fare.
6. Archaic.state of things.
1. to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on: He fared well in his profession.
2. to go; turn out; happen (used impersonally): It fared ill with him.
3. to go; travel.
4. to eat and drink: They fared sumptuously.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.