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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 His most mighty father on a hill
 Stood smiling to behold his lion's whelp
 Forage in blood of French nobility.   --Shak.
 Foraging ant Zool., one of several species of ants of the genus Eciton, very abundant in tropical America, remarkable for marching in vast armies in search of food.
 Foraging cap, a forage cap.
 Foraging party, a party sent out after forage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of searching for food and provisions [syn: forage]