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 The letter, which was sent last week and was obtained by The Washington Post, warns that any more delay allows further degradation of sacred sites and former Indigenous settlements from mining, grazing, looting and other threats. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 At stake is the leadership of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, which oversees energy production, grazing, mining, recreation and other activities across almost a quarter-billion acres of public lands, primarily in the West. Matthew Brown, Anchorage Daily News, 22 July 2021 At stake is the leadership of the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, which oversees energy production, grazing, mining, recreation and other activities across almost a quarter-billion acres of public lands, primarily in the West. Matthew Brown, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 Other threats to the plant include road-building, off-road travel, livestock grazing, and climate change, the service said. Scott Sonner, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 June 2021 The situation in Point Reyes, where ranchers have pushed the NPS to be able to use more land for grazing and prevent elk from competing with cows for food and water, illustrates exactly why that’s unlikely. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 23 Sep. 2021 Other universities out west were doing fire research at the time, but theirs was mainly geared toward increasing forage for livestock grazing, Hansen said. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Aug. 2021 In the Amazon, farmers and loggers have long been known to set fires to clear land for grazing and crops. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 The land that hasn’t been cleared and converted to Bermuda grass for cattle grazing is covered in dense forest, or native grasses like little bluestem. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of grazing

1517, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 Oct 2021

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“Grazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grazing. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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