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FORAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forage mean? 

FORAGE (noun)
  The noun FORAGE has 2 senses:

1. animal food for browsing or grazing
2. the act of searching for food and provisions

  Familiarity information: FORAGE used as a noun is rare.


FORAGE (verb)
  The verb FORAGE has 2 senses:

1. collect or look around for (food)
2. wander and feed

  Familiarity information: FORAGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORAGE (noun)


Sense 1forage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Animal food for browsing or grazing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

eatage; forage; pasture; pasturage; grass

Hypernyms ("forage" is a kind of...):

feed; provender (food for domestic livestock)


Sense 2forage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of searching for food and provisions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

foraging; forage

Hypernyms ("forage" is a kind of...):

hunt; hunting; search (the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone)


FORAGE (verb)


Sense 1forage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collect or look around for (food)

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

forage; scrounge

Hypernyms (to "forage" is one way to...):

hunt; hunt down; run; track down (pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2forage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wander and feed

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

The animals forage in the woods

Hypernyms (to "forage" is one way to...):

eat; feed (take in food; used of animals only)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "forage"):

predate; prey; raven (prey on or hunt for)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

The animals forage


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