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Meaning of FORAY

Pronunciation:  'forey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"
  2. [n]  a sudden short attack
  3. [v]  briefly enter enemy territory
  4. [v]  steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

FORAY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, raid, ransack, reave, rifle, strip
 See Also: air attack, air raid, attempt, deplume, displume, effort, endeavor, endeavour, incursion, penetrate, penetration, perforate, swoop, take, try



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \For"ay\ (?; 277), n. [Another form of forahe. Cf.
    A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any
    irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid. --Spenser.
          The huge Earl Doorm, . . . Bound on a foray, rolling
          eyes of prey.                            --Tennyson.
  2. \For"ay\, v. t.
    To pillage; to ravage.
          He might foray our lands.                --Sir W.
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