a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder: Vikings made a foray on the port.
a quick, sudden attack: The defenders made a foray outside the walls.
an initial venture: a successful foray into politics.
to make a raid; pillage; maraud.
to invade or make one's way, as for profit or adventure: foreign industries foraying into U.S. markets.
to ravage in search of plunder; pillage.
- for·ay·er, noun
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How to use foray in a sentence
The listings suggest this is just the beginning of the retailer’s foray into programmatic.Asos is building a programmatic ads business as it chases an emphasis on first-party data | Seb Joseph | February 19, 2021 | Digiday
This is an initial foray into this area of what questions are people actually willing to ask and why.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451) | Stephen J. Dubner | February 11, 2021 | Freakonomics
In fact at SAP TechEd in December, the company announced SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation, its foray into the RPA space.SAP is buying Berlin business process automation startup Signavio | Ron Miller | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
Money aside, this was more about entertainment and bragging rights than a serious foray in digital currencies, an offshoot of how fellow newsletter scribe Matt Levine calls the stock market a “fun casino.”How I tripled my money in bitcoin—then lost almost half of it | Aaron Pressman | January 22, 2021 | Fortune
Apple’s reported foray into making its own self-driving, electric cars creates “a new Tesla bear case,” according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.Apple’s car plan is a ‘bear case’ for Tesla’s stock, Morgan Stanley says | Verne Kopytoff | December 22, 2020 | Fortune
So, for that matter, was Gladiator, the previous foray into ancient legend by director Ridley Scott.
But Jeff, who began his foray into pot gastronomy as a hobby, is rapidly turning it into a full-time pot-repreneurial business.
He claims his foray with smack was explicitly for research and meant to be short-term, but he became addicted.
So far, Ready for Hillary's foray into off-year elections is mixed.Ready for Hillary Super PAC Throws In for 2014 Midterms | David Freedlander | March 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hourani credits Grumbach for his foray into the haute couture world, first asking him to become an invited member of the Chambre.
The latter episode is recorded as a separate foray, but probably it belongs to the August operations.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
It was neither age nor sickness, as the chroniclers allege, that prevented King Robert from leading the Weardale foray.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
I had enough of being a Pindharee after the second foray, and got to my home at Jhalone as soon as I could.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
So Bohemond made shift to take the city while he thought me away on the southern foray!God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
On one occasion, a body of seven hunded infantry and a troop of horse, headed by several chiefs, made a foray.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for foray
a short raid or incursion
a first attempt or new undertaking
to raid or ravage (a town, district, etc)
- forayer, noun
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