Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of forage.
  • n. The act of searching for food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of searching for or collecting food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of searching for food and provisions

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Examples

  • This time of year, they should be foraging from the sea ice, floating over the productive waters of the continental shelf.

    Biologist Tracks Walruses Forced Ashore As Ice Melts

  • Another danger: foraging is illegal in many cities, including San Francisco.

    A Walk on the Wild Side

  • He became interested in foraging in 1999 when he was living in Florida and came to a realization of how unsustainable the world was.

    A Walk on the Wild Side

  • Such foraging is more common in Europe, where the first mushrooms of the season bring families to the forests.

    In Search of Nature's Treats

  • Differences in foraging behaviour between Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Schreber, 1774) and Pipistrellus pygmaeus (Leach, 1825).

    The first new European mammal in 100 years? You must be joking

  • Finally, if specialised teeth could be shown to have no important function in foraging or feeding behaviour it might then be logical to infer that preening was their primary function -- but, how on earth would you show that they had ‘no function’ in foraging or feeding behaviour?

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • However, when removing necessary food, water, medicinal and other supplies to stay alive because the government either cannot or will not or is unable to assist, is called foraging.

    Crooks and Liars

  • I gave up on traditional explanations when we couldn’t find size-related tradeoffs in foraging rates or predator avoidance under different environmental conditions said Price, who has spent more than 20 years exploring niche-partitioning explanations for the remarkable diversity of desert rodent communities.

    Study: Thievery Promotes Rodent Coexistence | Impact Lab

  • A few days before the battle of Gettysburg while we were encamped near the base of the South Mountains in Pennsylvania, three of us obtained permission to go out foraging or in other words to buy something better to eat than our army rations and incidentally to have an adventure of some kind.

    Two boys in the Civil War and after,

  • He had demonstrated to his own complete satisfaction that grand historical themes were the only useful material for a thoroughly "up-to-date" (date 1842 -- seventy years ago) composer; and while doing what may be called foraging work he had hit upon the story of _The Saracen Young Woman_.

    Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

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