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Definition of "forage" []

  • Food for domestic animals; fodder. (noun)
  • The act of looking or searching for food or provisions. (noun)
  • To wander in search of food or provisions. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a raid, as for food: soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm. (verb-intransitive)
  • To conduct a search; rummage. (verb-intransitive)

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 "forage" in a sentence
  • "A third of that is what they call forage fish - herring, anchovies, little things like that."
  • "They work about as well as native softfin forage, but I have seen their use or release ruin a fishery."
  • "Weight: 1/5 oz. Details: Crayfish are the main forage of our smallmouth."