Grazier
Grazier \Gra"zier\, n. One who pastures cattle, and rears them for market. [1913 Webster]

The inhabitants be rather . . . graziers than plowmen. --Stow. [1913 Webster]


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  • grazier — (n.) late 13c. as a surname, agent noun from GRAZE (Cf. graze) (v.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • grazier — [grā′zhər; grā′zē ər] n. Chiefly Brit. a person who grazes beef cattle for sale …   English World dictionary

  • Grazier — Recorded in many forms including Gras, Grasner, Graser (German), Grace, Graser, Grass, Grazier (English), Grassick, Gracey, and Gracie (Scottish and Irish), Legras, Grassot, Grassin (French), Grassi and Grasso (Italian) and Grasna believed to be… …   Surnames reference

  • grazier — noun Date: 15th century 1. a person who grazes cattle; broadly rancher 2. Australian a sheep raiser …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grazier — …   Wikipedia

  • grazier — /gray zheuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. a person who grazes cattle for the market. [1225 75; ME grasier. See GRAZE1, IER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • grazier — noun a) One who grazes cattle and/or sheep on a rural property. Graziers on the tablelands are in dire straits because they do not have enough winter feed and will have to keep reducing stock. b) The owner of a large property on which sheep or… …   Wiktionary

  • Grazier — sheep or cattle farmer …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • grazier — Australian Slang sheep or cattle farmer …   English dialects glossary

  • grazier — gra·zi·er || greɪʒər / zjÉ™ n. one who grazes livestock for sale …   English contemporary dictionary

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