pasture

  • 1 pasture — Pasture. s. f. Mangeaille des bestes & des oyseaux, & mesme des poissons. Dieu a soin de tous les animaux, il leur donne à chacun leur pasture. il leur apprend à chercher leur pasture. les petits poissons sont la pasture des gros. son corps a… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 2 Pasture — is land with herbaceous vegetation cover used for grazing of ungulate livestock as part of a farm or ranch. Prior to the advent of mechanized farming, pasture was the primary source of food for grazing animals such as cattle and horses. It is… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Pasture — Pas ture, n. [OF. pasture, F. p[^a]ture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See {Pastor}.] 1. Food; nourishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: Grass… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 pasture — [pas′chər] n. [OFr < LL pastura < L pascere, to feed: see FOOD] 1. grass or other growing plants used as food by grazing animals 2. a) ground suitable for grazing b) a field, plot, etc. set aside for this vt. pastured …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 pasture — ► NOUN 1) land covered with grass, suitable for grazing cattle or sheep. 2) grass growing on such land. ► VERB ▪ put (animals) to graze in a pasture. ● pastures new Cf. ↑pastures new ● …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 pasture — Pasture, et nourriture qu on baille aux bestes, Pabulum, Pastio, voyez Pasturage. Pasture et refection, Refectus, huius refectus. Qui a prins sa pasture, Pastus, participium …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 Pasture — Pas ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pastured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pasturing}.] To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 pasture — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. pasture grass eaten by cattle, from L.L. pastura a feeding, grazing, from L. pastus, pp. of pascere to feed, graze (see PASTOR (Cf. pastor)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 Pasture — Pas ture, v. i. To feed on growing grass; to graze. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 pasture — vb graze, *feed, nourish …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 pasture — pastural, adj. pastureless, adj. pasturer, n. /pas cheuhr, pahs /, n., v., pastured, pasturing. n. 1. Also called pastureland /pas cheuhr land , pahs /. an area covered with grass or other plants used or suitable for the grazing of livestock;… …

    Universalium

  • 12 pasture — I UK [ˈpɑːstʃə(r)] / US [ˈpærstʃə] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms pasture : singular pasture plural pastures land covered with grass where sheep, cows etc are kept 100 acres of pasture and woodland green/rich/lush pastures • (fresh… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 pasture — pas|ture1 [ pærstʃə ] noun count or uncount land covered with grass where sheep, cows, etc. are kept: 100 acres of pasture and woodland green/rich/lush pastures greener pastures HUMOROUS a new, better, and more interesting place, job, or activity …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 pasture — [[t]pɑ͟ːstʃə(r), pæ̱s [/t]] pastures 1) N VAR Pasture is land with grass growing on it for farm animals to eat. The cows are out now, grazing in the pasture. ...mountain pastures. 2) PHRASE: prep PHR, v PHR If someone leaves for greener pastures …

    English dictionary

  • 15 pasture — pas|ture1 [ˈpa:stʃə US ˈpæstʃər] n [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Late Latin pastura, from Latin pascere to feed ] 1.) land or a field that is covered with grass and is used for cattle, sheep etc to feed on ▪ large areas of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pasture — pas•ture [[t]ˈpæs tʃər, ˈpɑs [/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) agr. Also called pas′ture•land [[t] ˌlænd[/t]] an area of ground covered with plants suitable for the grazing of livestock; grassland. 2) agr. grass or other plants for feeding livestock… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 pasture — /ˈpastʃə / (say pahschuh) noun 1. ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of cattle, etc.; grassland. 2. a specific piece of such ground. 3. grass or herbage for feeding cattle, etc. 4. → improved pasture. –verb… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 pasture — 1 noun (C, U) 1 land or a field that is covered with grass and is used for cattle, sheep etc to feed on: Stone walls divided pasture from arable land. | the rolling pastures of southern England 2 put sth/sb out to pasture a) to move cattle,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 pasture — Verb: To take the cattle or other grazing animals of another on one s land for grazing. Noun: Grass land devoted to the grazing of cattle and other grazing animals. See admeasurement of pasture; ancient pasture; common of pasture …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 pasture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Late Latin pastura, from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere to feed more at food Date: 14th century 1. plants (as grass) grown for the feeding especially of grazing animals 2. land… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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