forage

  • 1 Forage — vertical pour trouver de l eau Forage pour trouver du pétro …

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  • 2 forage — [ fɔraʒ ] n. m. • 1335; de forer ♦ Action de forer. Utilisation d une perceuse pour le forage des pièces métalliques. Forage d un puits. ⇒ fonçage. Forage pétrolier. ⇒ turboforage. Tour de forage. ⇒ derrick. Plateforme de forage. ⇒ offshore.… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] His… …

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  • 5 Forage — is plant material (mainly plant leaves and stems) eaten by grazing livestock. [cite book|author=Fageria, N.K.|year=1997|title=Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Field Crops|publisher=Marcel Dekker|location=NY,NY|pages=p.595] Historically the term… …

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  • 6 forage — 1. (fo ra j ) s. m. Action de forer ; résultat de cette action. Le forage d un canon, d un puits artésien. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Forer. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE 1. FORAGE. Ajoutez : 2°   Action d enlever une certaine quantité d or aux bijoux en… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 Forage — For age, v. t. To strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 forage — [fôr′ij, fär′ij] n. [ME < OFr fourage < forre, fuerre, fodder < Frank * fodr, food, akin to OE fodor, FODDER] 1. food for domestic animals; fodder 2. a search for food or provisions vi. foraged, foraging [Fr fourrager < the n.] 1 …

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  • 9 forage — index despoil, harry (plunder), hunt, loot, prey, spoil (pillage) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wi …

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  • 10 forage — n fodder, provender, *food, feed, provisions, comestibles, victuals, viands …

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  • 11 forage — [v] search madly for beat, cast about, comb, explore, fine tooth comb*, grub, hunt, pilfer, plunder, raid, rake, ransack, ravage, rummage, scour, scrounge, seek; concept 216 …

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  • 12 forage — ► VERB 1) search for food or provisions. 2) obtain (food) by searching. ► NOUN 1) food for horses and cattle. 2) an act of foraging. DERIVATIVES forager noun …

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  • 13 forage — forager, n. /fawr ij, for /, n., v., foraged, foraging. n. 1. food for horses or cattle; fodder; provender. 2. the seeking or obtaining of such food. 3. the act of searching for provisions of any kind. 4. a raid. v.i. 5. to wander or go in search …

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  • 14 forage — {{11}}forage (n.) early 14c. (late 13c. as Anglo L. foragium), from O.Fr. forrage fodder, foraging, pillaging, looting (12c., Mod.Fr. fourrage), from fuerre hay, straw, forage, fodder (Mod.Fr. feurre) fodder, straw, from Frankish *fodr food (Cf.… …

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  • 15 forage — /ˈfɒrɪdʒ / (say forij) noun 1. food for horses and cattle; fodder; provender. 2. the seeking or obtaining such food. 3. the act of searching for provisions of any kind. 4. a raid. –verb (foraged, foraging) –verb (i) 5. to wander in search of… …

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  • 16 forage — for|age1 [ˈfɔrıdʒ US ˈfa: , ˈfo: ] v 1.) to go around searching for food or other supplies forage for ▪ People are being forced to forage for food and fuel. ▪ In the summer, the goats forage freely (=in any place they want to go) . 2.) to search… …

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  • 17 forage — I. n. 1. Food (for horses and cattle), fodder, provender. 2. Foraging, foraging expedition. II. v. n. 1. Wander in search of forage, take forage. 2. Ravage, feed on forage, subsist by foraging. III. v. a …

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  • 18 forage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from fuerre, foer fodder, straw, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fuotar food, fodder more at food Date: 14th century 1. food for animals especially when taken by browsing or… …

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  • 19 forage — v. (D; intr.) to forage for (to forage for food) * * * [ fɒrɪdʒ] (D; intr.) to forage for (to forage for food) …

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  • 20 forage — [[t]fɒ̱rɪʤ, AM fɔ͟ːr [/t]] forages, foraging, foraged 1) VERB If someone forages for something, they search for it in a busy way. [V for n] They were forced to forage for clothing and fuel. 2) VERB When animals forage, they search for food. We… …

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