Definition of foray noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɒreɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːreɪ//
    , NAmE//ˈfɑːreɪ//
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  1. 1foray (into something) an attempt to become involved in a different activity or profession the company’s first foray into the computer market
  2. 2foray (into something) a short sudden attack made by a group of soldiers Those on the front line make regular forays into occupied territory. See related entries: Conflict
  3. 3foray (to/into…) a short journey to find a particular thing or to visit a new place synonym expedition weekend shopping forays to France the perfect venue for a foray into the Dales or a trip across the North York Moors
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: back-formation from forayer ‘a person who forays’, from Old French forrier ‘forager’, from fuerre ‘straw’, of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foray