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.