noun Date: 1854 1. the quality or style characteristic of pastoral writing 2. a. livestock raising b. social organization based on livestock raising as the primary economic activity • pastoralist noun or adjective

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  • Pastoralism — or pastoral farming is the branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock. It is animal husbandry: the care, tending and use of animals such as camels, goats, cattle, yaks, llamas, sheep etc. It may have a mobile aspect, moving the …   Wikipedia

  • pastoralism — PASTORALÍSM s.n. Tendinţă în literatură şi în artă caracterizată prin cultivarea genului pastoral. – Din fr. pastoralisme, engl. pastoralism. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  pastoralísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • pastoralism — (n.) 1854, from PASTORAL (Cf. pastoral) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pastoralism — pastoral ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the farming or grazing of sheep or cattle. 2) (of a literary, artistic, or musical work) portraying country life, especially in an idealized form. 3) relating to the giving of spiritual guidance by a member of… …   English terms dictionary

  • pastoralism — /pas teuhr euh liz euhm, pah steuhr /, n. the practice of herding as the primary economic activity of a society. [1850 55; PASTORAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • pastoralism — noun a) the state of being pastoral b) animal husbandry; the raising and herding of farm animals …   Wiktionary

  • pastoralism — pæstrÉ™lɪzm / pɑːs n. way of life of a shepherd, practice of herding livestock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pastoralism — pas·to·ral·ism …   English syllables

  • pastoralism — pas•to•ral•ism [[t]ˈpæs tər əˌlɪz əm, ˈpɑ stər [/t]] n. ant the herding of domesticated animals as the primary economic activity of a society • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • pastoralism — /ˈpastərəlɪzəm/ (say pahstuhruhlizuhm) noun the process of developing land for pasture for the grazing of domesticated or partially domesticated animals, especially for meat or wool production …   Australian English dictionary

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