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FOR'AGE, noun [Latin voro.]

1. Food of any kind for horses and cattle, as grass; pasture, hay, corn and oats.

2. The act of providing forage

Col. Mawhood completed his forage unmolested.

If the forage is to be made at a distance from the camp -

3. Search for provisions; the act of feeding abroad.

FOR'AGE, verb intransitive

1. To collect food for horses and cattle, by wandering about and feeding or stripping the country.

2. To wander far; to rove. obsolete

3. To ravage; to feed on spoil.

FOR'AGE, verb transitive To strip of provisions for horses, etc.