[fawr-ij, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪdʒ, ˈfɒr-/
food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender.
the seeking or obtaining of such food.
the act of searching for provisions of any kind.
verb (used without object), foraged, foraging.
to wander or go in search of provisions.
to search about; seek; rummage; hunt:
He went foraging in the attic for old mementos.
to make a raid.
verb (used with object), foraged, foraging.
to collect forage from; strip of supplies; plunder:
to forage the countryside.
to supply with forage.
to obtain by foraging.
food for horses or cattle, esp hay or straw
the act of searching for food or provisions
(military) a raid or incursion
to search (the countryside or a town) for food, provisions, etc
(intransitive) (military) to carry out a raid
(transitive) to obtain by searching about
(transitive) to give food or other provisions to
(transitive) to feed (cattle or horses) with such food
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.
early 15c., from Middle French fourrager, from fourage (Old French forrage; see forage (n.)). Related: Foraged; foraging.
[fawr-i-jing, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪ dʒɪŋ, ˈfɒr-/ noun 1. the acquisition of food by hunting, fishing, or the gathering of plant matter. adjective 2. characterized by or dependent upon the acquisition of food by such means; food-gathering: a foraging people. [fawr-ij, for-] /ˈfɔr ɪdʒ, ˈfɒr-/ noun 1. food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender. 2. the […]
noun 1. any of several ants, as army ants, that forage as part of a large group.
[fawr-uh-ker, for-] /ˈfɔr ə kər, ˈfɒr-/ noun 1. Mount, a mountain in central Alaska, in the Alaska Range, near Mt. McKinley. 17,280 feet (5267 meters).
- For all it is worth
adverb phrase To the utmost; with all one’s might: She’s playing the wronged woman game for all she’s worth/ Push that idea for all it’s worth (1899+)