grazing

noun
graz·​ing | \ ˈgrā-ziŋ How to pronounce grazing (audio) \

Definition of grazing

: herbage or land for grazing

Examples of grazing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the ’90s, China’s Loess Plateau, a vast expanse of arable but powdery soil, had been all but ruined by deforestation and grazing, until a massive effort was undertaken to terrace the land and reforest it. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘The Age of Nature’ Review: Back From the Brink," 14 Oct. 2020 Designers like Valentino and Chanel brought one of winter's most beloved fabrics to the forefront this season with long-sleeve, ankle grazing dresses and off-the-shoulder shifts. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, "The Winter Trends to Know and Shop for 2020-2021," 9 Oct. 2020 Central to the ranch’s innovative grazing strategies are its vastness and diversity of elevations, ranging from 6,300 feet to 8,700 feet. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "LDS Church’s northern Utah ranch is proving to be a model for Western livestock grazing," 1 Oct. 2020 The other option would be to maintain an area under the panels for low crops or grazing. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County commissioners look to expand community solar options," 7 Sep. 2020 The park service’s preferred plan does even more, Evans says, by creating zones for different types of ranching activities and rotational grazing to allow pastures to recover. Matthew Polvorosa Kline, National Geographic, "Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan," 30 Sep. 2020 The Kelemans both have backgrounds in agriculture, animal husbandry and sustainability practices, including using rotational grazing for their livestock to keep them healthy and preserve soil, according to the Countryside Initiative. Robin Goist, cleveland, "New farm joins Cuyahoga Valley National Park as part of Countryside Initiative," 8 Sep. 2020 The goats are a first for the Arboretum, and their grazing is beneficial for the land and the goats themselves (free food!). Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "The Houston Arboretum is bringing in 120 goats to mow the lawn next month," 15 Sep. 2020 Some farmers have adopted these grazing practices, and say the methods are making a huge difference. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Hamburgers are hard on the planet. These cattle ranchers are trying to change that," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of grazing

1517, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grazing was in 1517

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23 Oct 2020

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“Grazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grazing. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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