[ fawr-i-jer, for- ]
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  1. a person or animal who goes out in search of food or provisions of any kind:The ants you see are the foragers, out looking for food and water, and they represent only a very small number of the total colony.

  2. someone who collects or obtains things through hunting or searching about:We meet the protagonist struggling to make ends meet as a scrap-metal forager in a remote community.

Origin of forager

First recorded in 1350–1400, for an earlier sense; forag(e) + -er1

Words Nearby forager Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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