for·ay /ˈfɔrˌe, ˈfor, ˈfɑr ||fɔˈre ||fəˈ/
For·ay n. A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid.
The huge Earl Doorm, . . .
Bound on a foray, rolling eyes of prey. --Tennyson.
For·ay, v. t. To pillage; to ravage.
He might foray our lands. --Sir W. Scott.
n 1: a sudden short attack [syn: raid, maraud]
2: an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of
competence); "scientists' forays into politics"
v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people
looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle,
2: briefly enter enemy territory