Forage



[fawr-ij, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪdʒ, ˈfɒr-/

noun
1.
food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender.
2.
the seeking or obtaining of such food.
3.
the act of searching for provisions of any kind.
4.
a raid.
verb (used without object), foraged, foraging.
5.
to wander or go in search of provisions.
6.
to search about; seek; rummage; hunt:
He went foraging in the attic for old mementos.
7.
to make a raid.
verb (used with object), foraged, foraging.
8.
to collect forage from; strip of supplies; plunder:
to forage the countryside.
9.
to supply with forage.
10.
to obtain by foraging.
/ˈfɒrɪdʒ/
noun
1.
food for horses or cattle, esp hay or straw
2.
the act of searching for food or provisions
3.
(military) a raid or incursion
verb
4.
to search (the countryside or a town) for food, provisions, etc
5.
(intransitive) (military) to carry out a raid
6.
(transitive) to obtain by searching about
7.
(transitive) to give food or other provisions to
8.
(transitive) to feed (cattle or horses) with such food
n.

early 14c. (late 13c. as Anglo-Latin foragium), from Old French forrage “fodder, foraging, pillaging, looting” (12c., Modern French fourrage), from fuerre “hay, straw, forage, fodder” (Modern French feurre) “fodder, straw,” from Frankish *fodr “food” or a similar Germanic source (cf. Old High German fuotar, Old English fodor); see fodder). Military forage cap attested by 1827.
v.

early 15c., from Middle French fourrager, from fourage (Old French forrage; see forage (n.)). Related: Foraged; foraging.

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  • Forager

    [fawr-ij, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪdʒ, ˈfɒr-/ noun 1. food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender. 2. the seeking or obtaining of such food. 3. the act of searching for provisions of any kind. 4. a raid. verb (used without object), foraged, foraging. 5. to wander or go in search of provisions. 6. to search about; seek; […]

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    [fawr-ij, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪdʒ, ˈfɒr-/ noun 1. food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender. 2. the seeking or obtaining of such food. 3. the act of searching for provisions of any kind. 4. a raid. verb (used without object), foraged, foraging. 5. to wander or go in search of provisions. 6. to search about; seek; […]



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