verb (used without object), for·aged, for·ag·ing.
verb (used with object), for·aged, for·ag·ing.
Origin of forage
Related Words for foragingrummage, comb, scour, scrounge, pilfer, rake, raid, grub, beat, hunt, ravage, plunder, explore, seek, ransack
Examples from the Web for foraging
Contemporary Examples of foraging
Mountain sheep were everywhere, some sleeping by the road, some foraging, bells ringing from their necks as they moved.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Salt Point is also the setting of a cautionary tale about foraging that has spread like a fungus among the mycological community.The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California
Debra A. Klein
January 31, 2014
Attempts to mimic the eating habits of our foraging relatives results from a confused understanding of our history.Eat Like a Caveman? The Trouble With Paleo Living
March 21, 2013
My wife comes home from a foraging mission and reports seeing homemade signs in the area that say, "Con Ed Sucks."Lights Out in Westchester, New York
November 6, 2012
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
October 12, 2012
Historical Examples of foraging
A squadron was engaged in covering the operations of a foraging party.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
The man was dressed like a traveller, in a foraging cap with fur about it, and a heap of cloak.Little Dorrit
All the girls in the town are in love with me, or my foraging cap.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
We are spending our time mostly in foraging, scouting, and patrolling.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
And the gaze he turned upon his foraging horses was quite preoccupied.The Golden Woman
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.