grazing
noun Date: 1517 herbage or land for grazing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Grazing — generally describes a type of predation in which an herbivore feeds on plants (such as grasses), or more broadly on a multicellular autotrophs (such as kelp). Grazing differs from true predation because the organism being eaten is not killed, and …   Wikipedia

  • Grazing — Graz ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, grazes. [1913 Webster] 2. A pasture; growing grass. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grazing — ► NOUN ▪ grassland suitable for use as pasture …   English terms dictionary

  • grazing — [grā′ziŋ] n. 1. land to graze on; pasture 2. Informal the eating of snacks all day long or the eating of small portions of different foods …   English World dictionary

  • grazing — pp. Eating a number of small meals throughout the day; eating a selection of appetizers as your main meal. graze v. grazer n. Example Citations: Grazing was the way our body was designed to eat, says nutritionist Antony Haynes. Large meals burden …   New words

  • grazing — [[t]gre͟ɪzɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Grazing or grazing land is land on which animals graze. He had nearly a thousand acres of grazing and arable land …   English dictionary

  • Grazing — Graze Graze (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed} (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS. grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.] 1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for. [1913 Webster] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grazing — n. pastureland, pasture, field or plot of ground where livestock are grazed greɪz n. instance of rubbing lightly against something; scrape; scratch; act of grazing, act of eating grass v. rub lightly against something; scrape the skin from; feed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grazing — noun Grazing is used before these nouns: ↑land, ↑marsh, ↑right …   Collocations dictionary

  • grazing — /gray zing/, n. 1. pastureland; a pasture. 2. Informal. the act or practice of switching television channels frequently to watch several programs. [1400 50; late ME; see GRAZE1, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

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