Meaning of “fare” in the English Dictionary

"fare" in British English

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farenoun

uk /feər/ us /fer/

fare noun (PAYMENT)

B1 [ C ] the money that you pay for a journey in a vehicle such as a bus or train:

Train fares are going up again.

[ C ] someone who pays to be driven somewhere in a taxi

More examples

  • Take some foreign currency to cover incidentals like the taxi fare to your hotel.
  • Train fare increases of five percent are envisaged for the next year.
  • Please tender the exact fare.
  • Government sources estimate a long-term 50 percent increase in rail fares.
  • The airline's decision to cut air fares is likely to unsettle the market.

fareverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /feər/ us /fer/ old-fashioned

(Definition of “fare” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fare" in American English

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farenoun

us /feər/

fare noun (PAYMENT)

[ C ] the money that you pay for traveling on a vehicle such as a bus or train:

We shared a taxi and split the fare.

fare noun (FOOD)

[ U ] fml (in a restaurant) the type of food that is served:

Middle Eastern fare

fare verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (PROGRESS)

to progress or to be in a particular condition:

Middle-income families will fare better/worse under the new tax laws.

(Definition of “fare” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fare" in Business English

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farenoun [ C ]

uk /feər/ us TRANSPORT

the price you pay for a trip on a bus, train, plane, etc.:

How much is the fare to Brussels?
bus/train/rail, etc. fare Bus fares in the capital will rise from next month.
plane/air fare Some economists say that the age of cheap air fares is over.
The full fare can be as much as $400.
US a one-way/round trip fare
UK a single/return fare

(Definition of “fare” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)