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. [1913 Webster]

He [the lion] from forage will incline to play. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

One way a band select from forage drives A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Mawhood completed his forage unmolested. --Marshall. [1913 Webster]

2. Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Forage cap}. See under {Cap}.

{Forage master} (Mil.), a person charged with providing forage and the means of transporting it. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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