Definition of


  1. (noun, food) bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
  2. (noun, act) the act of searching for food and provisions
  3. (verb, possession) collect or look around for (food)
  4. (verb, consumption) wander and feed

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Alternate forms of Forage

Derivations: forage, foraging

Hyponyms: predate, prey, raven, rustle

Hypernyms: eat, feed, fodder, hunt, hunt down, hunting, run, search, track down

Origin of the word Forage

  1. early 14c., from O.Fr. forage, from fuerre "fodder, straw," from Frankish *fodr "food" (cf. O.H.G. fuotar, O.E. fodor); see fodder. The verb is first recorded early 15c. more

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