the act of searching for provisions of any kind.
to wander or go in search of provisions.
to make a raid.
to collect forage from; strip of supplies; plunder: to forage the countryside.
to supply with forage.
to obtain by foraging.
- for·ag·er, noun
- un·for·aged, adjective
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How to use forage in a sentence
A few simple steps, a little time, and a few bucks for shipping, and you’ll have the information you need to give your seeds the best chance to flourish into deer-magnet forage.Soil tests are the secret to a bountiful home garden | Alex Gyllstrom/Field & Stream | August 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
Most fallow or unplanted soils are below the neutral level, meaning they’re acidic, which prevents planted forage from accessing the soil’s nutrients.Soil tests are the secret to a bountiful home garden | Alex Gyllstrom/Field & Stream | August 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
Charred proteins and veggies and starches take less energy to chew and digest than raw ones, netting more calories and nutrients with each forage and hunt.
There’s so much forage about, the predators are in hunting mode.With covid protocols, a Caribbean fly-fishing haven is back in business | Chris Santella | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
When rainfall is plentiful, there’s more likely to be enough forage for all grass-eaters.The fight to save America’s most endangered mammal | Ula Chrobak | March 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
Make him forage, dig it out of the ice, catch the occasional live trout.A Eulogy for Gus, Central Park’s Polar Bear Man of Mystery | Malcolm Jones | August 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They raise cattle on the grassland, and sow the other half in wheat and forage for the herd.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers | Malcolm Jones | August 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They go to the grocery store dumpster to forage for food, find potatoes, butter, and celery.
His main body set about preparing food, and disposed themselves at ease, while parties went out to forage.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
This led to the discovery that the young urchin had been on a most successful forage for a dinner that morning.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
He had to keep 160 men and eighty horse, and to draw all victuals and forage from England.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
On coming in front of the Captain, he stopped short, and raised his hand respectfully to the peak of his forage cap.The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
Youatt attributes it to certain kinds of forage, which are peculiar to the above situations.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for forage
food for horses or cattle, esp hay or straw
the act of searching for food or provisions
military a raid or incursion
to search (the countryside or a town) for food, provisions, etc
(intr) military to carry out a raid
(tr) to obtain by searching about
(tr) to give food or other provisions to
(tr) to feed (cattle or horses) with such food
- forager, noun
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