toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

forage

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to search for and gather — often food and provisions

More rarely:  Forage can imply taking other's food or supplies as when soldiers forage on nearby farms. As a noun, it can reference the items found. Finally, at times (especially in classic literature) it is used in reference plant material eaten by animals.
  • forage for firewood
forage = searched for and gathered
  • I foraged through the refrigerator looking for something to eat.
  • foraged = searched
  • The animals forage in the woods.
  • forage = to search for and gather (in this case, food)
  • He had to forage for himself, and he foraged well,
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • It was well I secured this forage, or both she, I, and Sophie, to whom I conveyed a share of our repast, would have run a chance of getting no dinner at all: every one downstairs was too much engaged to think of us.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It takes honeybee workers ten million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • foraging = searching and gathering
  • He got better at foraging for food, from neighbors and churches and the street.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • foraging = searching for and gathering — often food and provisions
  • Because the prisoners had to eat something, the Bulgarians allowed them to forage away from camp, but if they returned after dark they were shot.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • forage = search for and gather — often food and provisions
  • He hid food in his pillowcase and foraged in garbage cans.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • foraged = searched for and gathered — often food and provisions
  • Unlike Dobby, she had obviously not foraged for clothes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • foraged = searched for and gathered — often food and provisions
  • She remembers foraging for food—cold hot dogs and toast—when her mother wasn't home, and sometimes when she was.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • foraging = searching for and gathering — often food and provisions
  • The animals weren't the only ones who could forage to survive.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • forage = search for and gather food
  • Then they started to forage for wood.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • forage = search for and gather — often food and provisions
  • They foraged the local factories for pieces of wood, metal, cinder blocks and other materials that might improve it.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • foraged = searched for and gathered — often food and provisions
  • My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • forage = search for and gather — often food and provisions
  • Denisov, who had been losing at cards all night, had not yet come home when Rostov rode back early in the morning from a foraging expedition.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • foraging = searching for and gathering — often food and provisions
  • He stared at them a long time from across the street one morning as they prepared for another day of foraging for food or whatever they could turn to food.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • foraging = searching for and gathering — often food and provisions
  • Foraging around the medical area, I found the main bottle of vitamins.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • foraging = searching for and gathering — often food and provisions
  • I have no clue what's out there beyond these woods and the two-mile stretch of interstate I hike every week to forage for supplies.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • forage = search for and gather — often food and provisions
  • Foraging about, I found a bottle with some brandy left, for Hands; and for myself I routed out some biscuit, some pickled fruits, a great bunch of raisins, and a piece of cheese.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
foraging = searching for and gathering — often food and provisions

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®