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forage

[fawr-ij, for-]
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.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Old French fourrage, derivative of fuerre fodder (< Gmc)

forager, noun
unforaged, adjective


1. See feed.
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forage (ˈfɒrɪdʒ)
 
n
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
 
vb
4.  to search (the countryside or a town) for food, provisions, etc
5.  (intr) military to carry out a raid
6.  (tr) to obtain by searching about
7.  (tr) to give food or other provisions to
8.  (tr) to feed (cattle or horses) with such food
 
[C14: from Old French fourrage, probably of Germanic origin; see food, fodder]
 
'forager
 
n

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forage
early 14c., from O.Fr. forage, from fuerre "fodder, straw," from Frankish *fodr "food" (cf. O.H.G. fuotar, O.E. fodor); see fodder. The verb is first recorded early 15c. Related: Foraged; forager; foraging.
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