An example of forage is dog food.
Soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm.
Troops who were foraging the countryside.
Foraged a snack from the refrigerator.
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.
Origin of forage
- Middle English from Old French fourrage from forrer to forage from feurre fodder of Germanic origin pā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old French fourage, forage, a derivative of fuerre (“fodder, straw”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *fōdar (“fodder, sheath”), from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (“fodder, feed, sheath”), from Proto-Indo-European *patrom (“fodder”), *pat- (“to feed”), *pāy- (“to guard, graze, feed”). Cognate with Old High German fuotar (German Futter (“fodder, feed”)), Old English fōdor, fōþor (“food, fodder, covering, case, basket”), Dutch voeder (“forage, food, feed”), Danish foder (“fodder, feed”), Icelandic fóðr (“fodder, sheath”). More at fodder, food.