Meaning of foray

for•ay

Pronunciation: (fôr'ā, for'ā), [key]
— 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 into politics.
—v.i.
  1. to make a raid; pillage; maraud.
  2. to invade or make one's way, as for profit or adventure: foreign industries foraying into U.S. markets.
—v.t.
  1. to ravage in search of plunder; pillage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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