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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.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French fourrage, derivative of fuerre fodder (< Gmc)
Related forms
forager, noun
unforaged, adjective
Synonyms
1. See feed.
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forage

/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
Derived Forms
forager, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fourrage, probably of Germanic origin; see food, fodder
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Word Origin and History for unforaged
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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