foraging

[ fawr-i-jing, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ɪ dʒɪŋ, ˈfɒr- /

noun

the acquisition of food by hunting, fishing, or the gathering of plant matter.

adjective

characterized by or dependent upon the acquisition of food by such means; food-gathering: a foraging people.

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forage
[ fawr-ij, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ɪdʒ, ˈfɒr- /

noun

verb (used without object), for·aged, for·ag·ing.

verb (used with object), for·aged, for·ag·ing.

Origin of forage

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French fourrage, derivative of fuerre fodder (from Germanic)

synonym study for forage

1. See feed.

OTHER WORDS FROM forage

for·ag·er, nounun·for·aged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foraging

forage
/ (ˈfɒrɪdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of forage

forager, noun

Word Origin for forage

C14: from Old French fourrage, probably of Germanic origin; see food, fodder
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