Forage meaning

fôrĭj, fŏr-
The definition of forage is food for domestic animals, or a search for food.

An example of forage is dog food.

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To wander in search of food or provisions.
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Plant material that livestock graze or that is cut and fed to them.
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To make a raid, as for food.

Soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm.

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The act of looking or searching for food or provisions.
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To conduct a search; rummage.
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Fodder for animals, especially cattle and horses.

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To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies.

Troops who were foraging the countryside.

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(informal) To obtain by foraging.

Foraged a snack from the refrigerator.

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Food for domestic animals; fodder.
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A search for food or provisions.
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To search for food or provisions.
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To search for what one needs or wants.
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To provide with forage; feed.
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To get by foraging.
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An act or instance of foraging.
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To search for and gather food for animals, particularly cattle and horses.
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To rampage through, gathering and destroying as one goes.
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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.

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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.

    From Wiktionary