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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. [1913 Webster] So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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 ill. [1913 Webster] So fares the stag among the enraged hounds. --Denham. [1913 Webster] I bid you most heartily well to fare. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster] So fared the knight between two foes. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or social comforts; to live. [1913 Webster] There was a certain rich man which . . . fared sumptuously every day. --Luke xvi. 19. [1913 Webster] 4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him. [1913 Webster] So fares it when with truth falsehood contends. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She ferde [fared] as she would die. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]




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