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forage

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noun for·age \ˈfȯr-ij, ˈfär-\

Simple Definition of forage

  • : grasses and other plants that are eaten by animals (such as cows)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forage

  1. 1 :  food for animals especially when taken by browsing or grazing

  2. 2 [2forage] :  the act of foraging :  search for provisions

Examples of forage in a sentence

  1. The grass serves as forage for livestock.



Origin and Etymology of forage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from fuerre, foer fodder, straw, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fuotar food, fodder — more at food


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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forage

verb for·age

Simple Definition of forage

  • of an animal : to eat growing grass or other plants

  • : to search for something (such as food or supplies)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forage

foraged

foraging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strip of provisions :  collect forage from

  3. 2 :  to secure by foraging <foraged a chicken for the feast>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to wander in search of forage or food

  6. 2 :  to secure forage (as for horses) by stripping the country

  7. 3 :  ravage, raid

  8. 4 :  to make a search :  rummage

forager

noun

Examples of forage in a sentence

  1. The cows were foraging in the pasture.

  2. He had to forage for firewood.



15th Century

First Known Use of forage

15th century


FORAGE Defined for Kids

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forage

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noun for·age \ˈfȯr-ij\

Definition of forage for Students

  1. :  food (as grass) for browsing or grazing animals




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forage

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verb for·age

Definition of forage for Students

foraged

foraging

  1. 1 :  to nibble or eat grass or other plants <Cows foraged in the field.>

  2. 2 :  1search 1 <We foraged for firewood.>





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