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Meaning of forage

for•age

Pronunciation: (fôr'ij, for'-), [key]
— n., v., -aged, -ag•ing.
—n.
  1. food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender.
  2. the seeking or obtaining of such food.
  3. the act of searching for provisions of any kind.
  4. a raid.
—v.i.
  1. to wander or go in search of provisions.
  2. to search about; seek; rummage; hunt: He went foraging in the attic for old mementos.
  3. to make a raid.
—v.t.
  1. to collect forage from; strip of supplies; plunder: to forage the countryside.
  2. to supply with forage.
  3. to obtain by foraging.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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