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Definition of "foray" []

  • A sudden raid or military advance. (noun)
  • A venture or an initial attempt, especially outside one's usual area: an actor's foray into politics. (noun)
  • To make a raid. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make inroads, as for profit or adventure. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To pillage in search of spoils. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foray" in a sentence
  • "Left off of the foray is the pony tail girl in leather chaps riding da 'hog'Yeeee Haaaa!"
  • "The Web retailer's foray is part of the battle forming over the booming mobile-apps marketplace."
  • "This willed nearness to conscious and unconscious life of her fiction — such that her first literary foray is a story about making a new life and her subsequent fictions sustain a bare minimum of grief-stricken life — can be construed as a phantasy that sustains her work of un/mourning."