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foraging

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

RELATED WORDS

rummage, comb, scour, scrounge, pilfer, rake, raid, grub, beat, hunt, ravage, plunder, explore, seek, ransack

Nearby words

fora, forage, forage cap, forage mite, forager, foraging, foraging ant, foraker, foram, foramen, foramen cecum medullae oblongatae

Definition for foraging (2 of 2)

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)
Related formsfor·ag·er, nounun·for·aged, adjective

Synonym study

1. See feed.
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forage

/ (ˈfɒrɪdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsforager, noun

Word Origin for forage

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