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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·age /ˈfɔrɪʤ, ˈfɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·age n.
 1. The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.
    He [the lion] from forage will incline to play.   --Shak.
 One way a band select from forage drives
 A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.   --Milton.
    Mawhood completed his forage unmolested.   --Marshall.
 2. Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats.
 Forage cap. See under Cap.
 Forage master Mil., a person charged with providing forage and the means of transporting it. --Farrow.

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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·age v. t. To strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: animal food for browsing or grazing [syn: eatage, pasture,
            pasturage, grass]
      2: the act of searching for food and provisions [syn: foraging]
      v 1: collect or look around for (food) [syn: scrounge]
      2: wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods"