foray

  • 1 foray — UK US /ˈfɒreɪ/ noun [C] ► a short involvement in an activity, an area, or a market that is different from a person or company s usual one: a foray into sth »This is the company s first foray into the US market. »The supermarket has made a foray… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Foray — For ay (f[o^]r [asl] or f[ o]*r[=a] ; 277), n. [Another form of forahe. Cf. {Forray}.] A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid. Spenser. [1913 Webster] The huge Earl Doorm …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Foray — For ay, v. t. To pillage; to ravage. [1913 Webster] He might foray our lands. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 foray — ► NOUN 1) a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory. 2) a brief but spirited attempt to become involved in a new activity. ► VERB ▪ make or go on a foray. DERIVATIVES forayer noun. ORIGIN from Old French forrier forager …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 foray — I noun aggression, armed attack, attack, brigandage, depredation, drive, hostile invasion, incursion, inimical descent, inroad, invasion, looting, maraud, offense, offensive, pillaging, plundering, predatory incursion, push, raid, ransack, razzia …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 foray — (n.) late 14c., Scottish, from the verb (14c.), perhaps a back formation of M.E. forreyer raider, forager (mid 14c.), from O.Fr. forrier, from forrer to forage (see FORAGE (Cf. forage)). Disused by 18c.; revived by Scott …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 foray — [n] incursion, attempt attack, depredation, descent, inroad, invasion, irruption, raid, reconnaissance, sally, sortie; concepts 86,90,159 Ant. abstention, idleness, laziness …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 foray — [fôr′ā] vt., vi. [ME forraien, prob. back form. < forreier, forager < OFr forrier < forrer, to forage < forre: see FORAGE] to raid for spoils; plunder; pillage n. [ME forrai] a sudden attack or raid in order to seize or steal things …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Foray — June Foray June Foray (* 18. September 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA) ist eine US amerikanische Synchronsprecherin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Karriere …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 foray — n. 1) to make a foray 2) a bold foray 3) a foray into * * * [ fɒreɪ] a bold foray a foray into to make a foray …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 foray — for|ay [ˈfɔreı US ˈfo: , ˈfa: ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: forrer, from forre; FORAGE2] 1.) a short attempt at doing a particular job or activity, especially one that is very different from what you usually do foray into ▪ It will… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 foray — [[t]fɒ̱reɪ, AM fɔ͟ːreɪ[/t]] forays 1) N COUNT: oft poss N, usu N into n If you make a foray into a new or unfamiliar type of activity, you start to become involved in it. Emporio Armani, the Italian fashion house, has made a discreet foray into… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 foray — UK [ˈfɒreɪ] / US [ˈfɔˌreɪ] noun [countable] Word forms foray : singular foray plural forays 1) an attempt at doing something new or something that you do not usually do Anna s forays into cooking were never very successful. 2) a sudden quick… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 foray — /ˈfɒreɪ / (say foray), /ˈfɔ / (say faw ) noun 1. a raid for the purpose of taking plunder. 2. a trip made for a particular purpose: to make a foray into town to do the shopping. 3. a first attempt at a new activity: her foray into the fashion… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 foray — forayer, n. /fawr ay, for ay/, n. 1. a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder: Vikings made a foray on the port. 2. a quick, sudden attack: The defenders made a foray outside the walls. 3. an initial venture: a successful foray… …

    Universalium

  • 16 foray — 1 noun (C) 1 a short attempt at doing a particular job or activity, especially one that is very different from what you usually do: After a brief unsuccessful foray into politics, he went back to his law practice. 2 a short sudden attack by a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 foray — I. verb Etymology: Middle English forrayen, from Anglo French forreyer, foreer, probably back formation from *forrier, *forreour forager, raider, from fuerre, foer provender more at forage Date: 14th century transitive verb archaic to ravage in… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 Foray — [ Adam Mickiewicz s Pan Tadeusz immortalized the tradition of forays.] A foray ( pl. zajazd) was a traditional method of law enforcement in Poland. In view of the weakness of the executive in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, it was used by… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 foray — [ fɒreɪ] noun 1》 a sudden attack or raid into enemy territory. 2》 a brief but spirited attempt to become involved in a new activity. verb make or go on a foray. Derivatives forayer noun Origin ME: back form. from forayer a person who forays ,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 foray — for•ay [[t]ˈfɔr eɪ, ˈfɒr eɪ[/t]] n. 1) a quick raid or attack, usu. for the purpose of taking plunder 2) an initial venture outside one s customary range of activity: a brief foray into real estate[/ex] 3) to make a raid; pillage; maraud 4) cvb… …

    From formal English to slang


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