fair vs fare : Common Errors in English

About fair vs fare

When you send your daughter off to camp, you hope she’ll fare well.That’s why you bid her a fond farewell. When you want to see how something will work out, you want to see how it fares. “Fair” as a verb is a rare word meaning “to smooth a surface to prepare it for being joined to another.”

fair Meaning(s)

  • (n) a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
  • (n) gathering of producers to promote business
  • (n) a competitive exhibition of farm products
  • (n) a sale of miscellany; often for charity
  • (v) join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
  • (a) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
  • (s) not excessive or extreme
  • (s) very pleasing to the eye
  • (a) (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
  • (s) lacking exceptional quality or ability
  • (s) attractively feminine
  • (s) (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
  • (s) gained or earned without cheating or stealing
  • (s) free of clouds or rain
  • (s) (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored
  • (r) in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
  • (r) without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

fare Meaning(s)

  • (n) an agenda of things to do
  • (n) the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
  • (n) a paying (taxi) passenger
  • (n) the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
  • (v) proceed or get along
  • (v) eat well

fair in News

  1. Fair offers livestock, salsa and shot of Whiskey

    Today’s schedule at the Hunt County Fair is the busiest yet, filled with livestock, shop project and horticultural shows and wrapping up with salsa and a shot of Whiskey for the live musical entertainment.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Herald-Banner

  2. Fair director touts upcoming fair

    New events are on tap for this year's Northern Wisconsin State Fair, fair director Rusty Volk told the Chippewa County Board on Tuesday night.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Chippewa Herald

  3. Fair Tax group launches 'End the IRS' ads

    Americans for Fair Taxation, a group headed by wealthy super PAC donor Leo Linbeck III, will launch the ads Monday.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Washington Post

fare in News

  1. NCAA Releases APR For 2011-12: How Did Syracuse Teams Fare?

    NCAA Releases APR For 2011-12: How Did Syracuse Teams Fare?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Brazilians riot over bus fare increases

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Hundreds of protestors in Sao Paulo destroyed city property, lit buses on fire, even beat police men all because the city raised the fare for public transportation. At least 25 people were arrested and dozens more …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CW39 NewsFix

  3. City Hall OKs $76,000 for cab fare study that could pave way for hike

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has authorized a $76,359 consulting study of taxicab fares and driver income that an influential alderman said Wednesday could be a prelude to Chicago’s first fare hike in eight years. “If the study comes back and says that everything we’ve put in place was not enough, it may be time to give them an increase,” said Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), chairman of the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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