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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forage  \For"age\  (?;  48),  n.  [OF.  fourage,  F.  fourrage  fr 
  forre,  fuerre,  fodder,  straw,  F.  feurre,  fr  LL  foderum 
  fodrum,  of  German  or  Scand,  origin;  cf  OHG.  fuotar  G. 
  futter.  See  {Fodder}  food,  and  cf  {Foray}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  foraging;  search  for  provisions,  etc 
 
  He  [the  lion]  from  forage  will  incline  to  play. 
  --Shak. 
 
  One  way  a  band  select  from  forage  drives  A  herd  of 
  beeves,  fair  oxen  and  fair  kine.  --Milton. 
 
  Mawhood  completed  his  forage  unmolested.  --Marshall. 
 
  2.  Food  of  any  kind  for  animals,  especially  for  horses  and 
  cattle,  as  grass,  pasture,  hay,  corn,  oats.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Forage  cap}.  See  under  {Cap}. 
 
  {Forage  master}  (Mil.),  a  person  charged  with  providing 
  forage  and  the  means  of  transporting  it  --Farrow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forage  \For"age\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Foraged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Foraging}.] 
  To  wander  or  rove  in  search  of  food;  to  collect  food,  esp. 
  forage,  for  horses  and  cattle  by  feeding  on  or  stripping  the 
  country;  to  ravage;  to  feed  on  spoil. 
 
  His  most  mighty  father  on  a  hill  Stood  smiling  to 
  behold  his  lion's  whelp  Forage  in  blood  of  French 
  nobility.  --Shak. 
 
  {Foraging  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of  ants  of 
  the  genus  {Eciton},  very  abundant  in  tropical  America, 
  remarkable  for  marching  in  vast  armies  in  search  of  food. 
 
 
  {Foraging  cap},  a  forage  cap. 
 
  {Foraging  party},  a  party  sent  out  after  forage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forage  \For"age\,  v.  t. 
  To  strip  of  provisions;  to  supply  with  forage;  as  to  forage 
  steeds.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forage 
  n  1:  animal  food  for  browsing  or  grazing  [syn:  {eatage},  {pasture}, 
  {pasturage},  {grass}] 
  2:  the  act  of  searching  for  food  and  provisions  [syn:  {foraging}] 
  v  1:  collect  or  look  around  for  (food)  [syn:  {scrounge}] 
  2:  wander  and  feed;  of  animals 
  3:  hunt  for  food  or  provisions 




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