- The definition of forage is food for domestic animals, or a search for food.
An example of forage is dog food.
- Forage is defined as to feed or to search for something, especially food.
- An example of to forage is to feed the cat dinner.
- An example of to forage is to find something in the refrigerator to eat for dinner.
Forage for the family pet.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- food for domestic animals; fodder
- a search for food or provisions
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French fourage ; from forre, fuerre, fodder ; from Frankish an unverified form fodr, food, akin to Old English fodor, fodder
- to search for food or provisions
- to search for what one needs or wants
Origin: Fr fourrager < the n.
- to get or take food or provisions from
- Now Rare to ravage; plunder
- to provide with forage; feed
- to get by foraging
- forager noun
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- Food for domestic animals; fodder.
- The act of looking or searching for food or provisions.
- To wander in search of food or provisions.
- To make a raid, as for food: soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm.
- To conduct a search; rummage.
- To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies: troops who were foraging the countryside.
- Informal To obtain by foraging: foraged a snack from the refrigerator.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French fourrage, from forrer, to forage, from feurre, fodder, of Germanic origin; see pā- in Indo-European roots.
- forˈag·er noun