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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foray  \For"ay\  (?;  277),  n.  [Another  form  of  forahe.  Cf 
  {Forray}.] 
  A  sudden  or  irregular  incursion  in  border  warfare;  hence  any 
  irregular  incursion  for  war  or  spoils;  a  raid.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  huge  Earl  Doorm,  .  .  .  Bound  on  a  foray,  rolling 
  eyes  of  prey.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foray  \For"ay\,  v.  t. 
  To  pillage;  to  ravage. 
 
  He  might  foray  our  lands.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foray 
  n  1:  a  sudden  short  attack  [syn:  {raid},  {maraud}] 
  2:  an  initial  attempt  (especially  outside  your  usual  areas  of 
  competence);  "scientists'  forays  into  politics" 
  v  1:  steal  goods;  take  as  spoils;  "During  the  earthquake  people 
  looted  the  stores  that  were  deserted  by  their  owners" 
  [syn:  {plunder},  {despoil},  {loot},  {reave},  {strip},  {rifle}, 
  {ransack},  {pillage}] 
  2:  briefly  enter  enemy  territory 




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