grazing

noun

graz·​ing ˈgrā-ziŋ How to pronounce grazing (audio)
: herbage or land for grazing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Animal activism organization WildEarth Guardians joined with Trap Free Montana and the Western Watersheds Project, an organization that denounces public-land livestock grazing, as plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed in Montana District Court. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 23 Jan. 2023 The group said there was lack of monitoring on the impacts of livestock grazing and that drought conditions were not adequately analyzed. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 14 Jan. 2023 Kelley has the bison herds on a rotational grazing pattern, moving them every one to three days for maximum soil enrichment and plant protection. The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2023 Here’s an easy appetizer born out of my own pantry grazing. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2022 The centuries-old tradition involves sorting these woolly creatures after a summer of free-grazing on mountain grasses and berries in the highlands, where natural predators are nonexistent. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Oct. 2022 Many travelers prefer the window seat on flights for the aerial view – and to avoid the awkwardness of accidental arm grazing. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 26 Oct. 2022 This method of grazing isn't new for farmers and ranchers but has become a more sustainable and safe way of clearing overgrown brush. Jiovanni Lieggi, Fox News, 27 Apr. 2022 Regenerative agriculture is a set of farming practices that are intended to recapture carbon into the soil through grazing and other techniques. Jennifer Stojkovic, Rolling Stone, 8 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1517, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grazing was in 1517

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“Grazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grazing. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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