pasture


1pas·ture

noun \ˈpas-chər\

: a large area of land where animals feed on the grass

Full Definition of PASTURE

1
:  plants (as grass) grown for the feeding especially of grazing animals
2
:  land or a plot of land used for grazing
3
:  the feeding of livestock :  grazing

Examples of PASTURE

  1. The horses were grazing in the pasture.
  2. Most of their land is pasture.

Origin of PASTURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pastura, from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere to feed — more at food
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to PASTURE

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2pasture

verb

: to put (an animal) in a pasture to feed on the grass

pas·turedpas·tur·ing

Full Definition of PASTURE

intransitive verb
:  graze, browse
transitive verb
1
:  to feed (as cattle) on pasture
2
:  to use as pasture

Examples of PASTURE

  1. The horses are pastured on several acres of land.
  2. <pasturing sheep on town lands was actually a cheaper alternative to mowing>

First Known Use of PASTURE

14th century

Related to PASTURE

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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