Definitions for: Foray

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

For"ay, v. t.
To pillage; to ravage.

He might foray our lands. --Sir W.

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

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