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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foraging 
  n  :  the  act  of  searching  for  food  and  provisions  [syn:  {forage}] 




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