- 1 [countable, uncountable] the money that you pay to travel by bus, plane, taxi, etc. bus/taxi fares train fares I need some cash for taxi fare. When do the kids start paying the full fare? see also airfare, round trip Thesaurusratecharge fee rent fine fare tollThese are all words for an amount of money that is charged or paid for something.rate a fixed amount of money that is asked or paid for something:a low hourly rate interest ratescharge an amount of money that is asked for goods or services:an admission charge a rental chargefee (somewhat formal) an amount of money that you have to pay for professional advice or services, to go to a school or college, or to join an organization:legal fees an annual membership feerent an amount of money that you regularly have to pay for use of a home or an officefine a sum of money that must be paid as punishment for breaking a law or rule:a parking finefare the money that you pay to travel by bus, plane, taxi, etc.toll an amount of money that you have to pay to use a particular road or bridge.Patterns (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/fine/fare/toll for something (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/toll on something at a rate/charge/fee/rent/fare of… for a charge/fee to pay (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/fine/fare/toll to charge (a) rate/fee/rent/fare/toll
- 2 [countable] a passenger in a taxi The taxi driver picked up a fare at the airport.
- 3 [uncountable] (old-fashioned or formal) food that is offered as a meal The restaurant provides traditional Italian fare. (figurative) His student drawings were not standard art school fare (= not something you would usually expect at art school).