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NOUN (2)

1. a sudden short attack;
[syn: foray, raid, maraud]

2. an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence);
- Example: "scientists' forays into politics"


VERB (2)

1. steal goods; take as spoils;
- Example: "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
[syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray]

2. briefly enter enemy territory;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, . . . Bound on a foray, rolling eyes of prey. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foray \For"ay\, v. t. To pillage; to ravage. [1913 Webster] He might foray our lands. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

foray n 1: a sudden short attack [syn: foray, raid, maraud] 2: an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics" v 1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners" [syn: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray] 2: briefly enter enemy territory
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "foray": air attack, air raid, air strike, banditry, board, boarding, brigandage, brigandism, depredate, depredation, despoil, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, escalade, fire raid, fleece, forage, foraging, freeboot, freebooting, gut, harass, harry, incursion, inroad, inundate, invade, invasion, irruption, loot, looting, make a raid, make an inroad, maraud, marauding, overrun, overswarm, overwhelm, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, prey on, raid, raiding, ransack, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, raven, ravish, ravishment, razzia, reive, reiving, rifle, rifling, sack, sacking, saturation raid, scale, scale the walls, scaling, shuttle raid, spoil, spoiling, spoliate, spoliation, storm, sweep, take by storm