The fors and against. those in favor and those opposed; the pros and the cons; the advantages and the disadvantages. Jane Austen.

(For"age) n. [OF. fourage, F. fourrage, fr. forre, fuerre, fodder, straw, F. feurre, fr. LL. foderum, fodrum, of German or Scand, origin; cf. OHG. fuotar, G. futter. See Fodder food, and cf. Foray.]

1. The act of foraging; search for provisions, etc.

He [the lion] from forage will incline to play.

One way a band select from forage drives
A herd of beeves, fair oxen and fair kine.

Mawhood completed his forage unmolested.

2. Food of any kind for animals, especially for horses and cattle, as grass, pasture, hay, corn, oats. Dryden.

Forage cap. See under Cap.Forage master(Mil.), a person charged with providing forage and the means of transporting it. Farrow.

(For"age), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Foraged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Foraging ] 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.

His most mighty father on a hill
Stood smiling to behold his lion's whelp
Forage in blood of French nobility.

Foraging ant(Zoöl.), one of several species of ants of the genus Eciton, very abundant in tropical America, remarkable for marching in vast armies in search of food.Foraging cap, a forage cap.Foraging party, a party sent out after forage.

(For"age) v. t. To strip of provisions; to supply with forage; as, to forage steeds. Pope.

(For"a*ger) n. One who forages.

(For"a*lite) n. [L. forare to bore + -lite.] (Geol.) A tubelike marking, occuring in sandstone and other strata.

(||Fo*ra"men) n.; pl. L. Foramina E. Foramines [L., fr. forare to bore, pierce.] A small opening, perforation, or orifice; a fenestra.

Foramen of Monro(Anat.), the opening from each lateral into the third ventricle of the brain.Foramen of Winslow(Anat.), the opening connecting the sac of the omentum with the general cavity of the peritoneum.

(Fo*ram"i*na`ted) a. [L. foraminatus.] Having small opening, or foramina.

(For`a*min"i*fer) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Foraminifera.

(||Fo*ram`i*nif"e*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. foramen, -aminis, a foramen + ferre to bear.] (Zoöl.) An extensive order of rhizopods which generally have a chambered calcareous shell formed by several united zooids. Many of them have perforated walls, whence the name. Some species are covered with sand. See Rhizophoda.

(For), n. One who takes, or that which is said on, the affrimative side; that which is said in favor of some one or something; — the antithesis of against, and commonly used in connection with it.

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