from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Food for domestic animals; fodder.
- n. The act of looking or searching for food or provisions.
- intransitive v. To wander in search of food or provisions.
- intransitive v. To make a raid, as for food: soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm.
- intransitive v. To conduct a search; rummage.
- transitive v. To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies: troops who were foraging the countryside.
- transitive v. Informal To obtain by foraging: foraged a snack from the refrigerator.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fodder for animals, especially cattle and horses.
- v. To search for and gather food for animals, particularly cattle and horses.
- v. To rampage through, gathering and destroying as one goes.
- v. To rummage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.
- n. Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To strip of provisions; to supply with forage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Food of any kind for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, oats, etc.: also used humorously of human food.
- n. The act of providing forage; the act of searching for provisions of any kind: as, the troop subsisted by forage.
- n. Synonyms Fodder, etc. See feed, n.
- To procure food for horses or cattle by a roving search from place to place; specifically (military), to collect supplies for horses, and also for men or stock, from an enemy by force, or from friends by impressment; in general, to procure provisions or goods of any kind in a predatory manner.
- To ravage; feed on spoil.
- To wander far; rove; range.
- To strip of provisions, as for horses, troops, etc.
- To supply with forage or fodder: as, to forage horses.
- To ransack; overrun, as when searching for forage.
- To procure by forage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. collect or look around for (food)
- v. wander and feed
- n. bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
- n. the act of searching for food and provisions
A third of that is what they call forage fish - herring, anchovies, little things like that.
They work about as well as native softfin forage, but I have seen their use or release ruin a fishery.
Weight: 1/5 oz. Details: Crayfish are the main forage of our smallmouth.
Their definition of forage fish includes fishes, squids, and the shrimp-like crustaceans called krill that swarm in cold waters where they feed everything from seabirds to whales.
The bleeding sucker is a dead-on imitation of a real sucker, which happens to be a main forage item for the larger pike and muskies in the Allegheny.
For example, 30 percent of the dry matter intake of ruminant animals is to be provided from grazing (this is when an animal breaks off forage from a living plant whose roots are still attached to the soil, green chop transported to the animals is not pasture) or from forage that has been cut and is still laying in the pasture as “residual forage.”
The click they produce alerts bass that natural forage is near by.
Many plants flower and reproduce after the winter rains, so forage is abundant in spring. 7
Herbs and spices are optional; as is anything you can forage from the local natural environment.
Skarlis, for example, colors his jig purple where the forage is sheepshead or bluegill, green for sunfish, orange and yellow for perch, and black or brown for bullhead or eelpout.