- food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender.
- the seeking or obtaining of such food.
- the act of searching for provisions of any kind.
- a raid.
- to wander or go in search of provisions.
- to search about; seek; rummage; hunt: He went foraging in the attic for old mementos.
- to make a raid.
- to collect forage from; strip of supplies; plunder: to forage the countryside.
- to supply with forage.
- to obtain by foraging.
Origin of forage
Related Words for foragerraider, burglar, looter, pickpocket, thief, bandit, crook, swindler, thug, marauder, pirate, mugger, shoplifter, rustler, mobster, outlaw, hooligan, gangster, criminal, robber
Examples from the Web for forager
Contemporary Examples of forager
Roy Reehil, who runs The Forager Press, an internet publishing company, worries, too.The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California
Debra A. Klein
January 31, 2014
Cook, a forager himself, spent thousands of hours with his subjects, and the text betrays his attachment to them.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
Historical Examples of forager
But in about a fortnight this forager came home, full of emptiness.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
"Well, I've got to take off my hat to you as a forager," said Shorty.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
I capchered a forager a little bit ago and took him to headquarters!
The forager, who belonged to Si's company, crept up to Corporal Klegg and in a conciliatory tone opened negotiations.
After this our mess was well supplied, and our forager began to look sleek and fat.The Women of the Confederacy
J. L. Underwood
- 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
Word Origin for forage
late 14c., from Old French foragier, from forrage (see forage (n.)).
early 14c. (late 13c. as Anglo-Latin foragium), from Old French forrage "fodder, foraging, pillaging, looting" (12c., Modern French fourrage), from fuerre "hay, straw, forage, fodder" (Modern French feurre) "fodder, straw," from Frankish *fodr "food" or a similar Germanic source (cf. Old High German fuotar, Old English fodor); see fodder). Military forage cap attested by 1827.
early 15c., from Middle French fourrager, from fourage (Old French forrage; see forage (n.)). Related: Foraged; foraging.