- 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.
Origin of foray
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Related Words for forayedraid, violate, plunder, pillage, ravage, occupy, breach, storm, infect, penetrate, loot, infest, overrun, swamp, overwhelm, rout, massacre, devastate, rob, liberate
Examples from the Web for forayed
Historical Examples of forayed
I surely have hunted and forayed and fought all the days of my life.The Sea-Wolf
I wonder how many people thought of this when Englishmen "forayed Gaza" just before Easter, 1917?A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
He chose North Adams as his headquarters, and forayed thence in various directions over a radius of twenty miles.Hawthorne and His Circle
- a short raid or incursion
- a first attempt or new undertaking
- to raid or ravage (a town, district, etc)
Word Origin for foray
Word Origin and History for forayed
late 14c., Scottish, from the verb (14c.), perhaps a back-formation of Middle English forreyer "raider, forager" (mid-14c.), from Old French forrier, from forrer "to forage" (see forage (n.)). Disused by 18c.; revived by Scott.