- forage cap,
- forage mite,
- foraging ant,
- foramen cecum medullae oblongatae
verb (used without object), for·aged, for·ag·ing.
verb (used with object), for·aged, for·ag·ing.
Origin of forage
Examples from the Web for foraging
Mountain sheep were everywhere, some sleeping by the road, some foraging, bells ringing from their necks as they moved.
Salt Point is also the setting of a cautionary tale about foraging that has spread like a fungus among the mycological community.
Attempts to mimic the eating habits of our foraging relatives results from a confused understanding of our history.
My wife comes home from a foraging mission and reports seeing homemade signs in the area that say, "Con Ed Sucks."
But often Steinbeck was traveling across the western U.S., with no good fishing or foraging to be had.Menu for a Moveable Feast: 10 Famous Authors and Their Favorite Foods & Recipes|Nicole Villeneuve|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This leads me to believe that this partly accounts for their foraging at night.
Then the members of the foraging party remembered they had no authority from their officer in command to conduct such operations.Battery E in France|Frederic R. Kilner
We also held the country to the south and west of the Ogeechee as foraging ground.Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman.|W. Fletcher Johnson
This individual was observed at close range while swimming and foraging in North Creek, and there can be no doubt of its identity.Additional Records and Extensions of Known Ranges of Mammals from Utah|Stephen D. Durrant
The officer in charge of the foraging party would ride up to the monastery with his escort.To Lhassa at Last|Powell Millington
Word Origin for forage
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.