Meaning: an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"
foray, raid, maraud
Meaning: a sudden short attack
meaning of the word
Meaning: briefly enter enemy territory
plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
Meaning: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
Count William was a gallant and courtly knight, learned in all the ways of chivalry, the model of the younger cavaliers, handsome in person, noble in bearing, the surest lance in the tilting-yard, and the stoutest arm in the foray.
In some long-forgotten foray, the building had been unroofed and almost demolished. The enclosure attached to it remained intact, however, and that was of more importance to the shepherds who drove their charges thither than the house itself.