7. The catch of fish on a fishing vessel. Bill of fare. See Bill. Fare indicator or register, a device for recording the number of passengers on a street car, etc. Fare wicket. A gate or turnstile at the entrance of toll bridges, exhibition grounds, etc, for registering the number of persons passing it. An opening in the door of a street car for purchasing tickets of the driver or passing fares to the conductor.
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. So fares the stag among the enraged hounds. (Denham) I bid you most heartily well to fare. (Robynson (mores Utopia)) So fared the knight between two foes. (Hudibras)
4. To happen well, or ill; used impersonally; as, we shall see how it will fare with him. Sso fares it when with truth falsehood contends. (Milton)
Origin: as. Faran to travel, fare; akin to os, goth, & OHG. Faran to travel, go, D. Varen, g. Fahren, OFries, Isel, & 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. Cf Chaffer, emporium, far, ferry, Ford, Peril, port a harbor, pore.