Forage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word forage
Brit.  |ˈfɒrɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word forage


- bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle (syn: eatage, grass, pasturage, pasture)
- the act of searching for food and provisions (syn: foraging)


- collect or look around for (food) (syn: scrounge)
- wander and feed


The grass serves as forage for livestock.

The cows were foraging in the pasture.

He had to forage for firewood.

The pigs foraged in the woods for acorns.

People are being forced to forage for food and fuel.

In the summer, the goats forage freely (=in any place they want to go).

She foraged around in her purse and produced her ticket.

The animals forage in the woods

Word forms

I/you/we/they: forage
he/she/it: forages
present participle: foraging
past tense: foraged
past participle: foraged
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