The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fare \Fare\ (f[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fared; p. pr. & vb.
n. Faring.] [AS. faran to travel, fare; akin to OS., Goth.,
& OHG. faran to travel, go, D. varen, G. fahren, OFries.,
Icel., & Sw. fara, Dan. fare, Gr. ????? a way through,
??????? a ferry, strait, ???????? to convey, ?????????? to
go, march, ????? beyond, on the other side, ????? to pass
through, L. peritus experienced, portus port, Skr. par to
bring over. [root]78. Cf. Chaffer, Emporium, Far,
Ferry, Ford, Peril, Port a harbor, Pore, n.]
1. To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
So on he fares, and to the border comes
Of Eden. --Milton.
2. To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good
or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of
events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or
So fares the stag among the enraged hounds.
I bid you most heartily well to fare. --Robynson
So fared the knight between two foes. --Hudibras.
3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or
social comforts; to live.
There was a certain rich man which . . . fared
sumptuously every day. --Luke xvi.
4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall
see how it will fare with him.
So fares it when with truth falsehood contends.
5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.]
She ferde [fared] as she would die. --Chaucer.