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pasture

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noun pas·ture \ˈpas-chər\

Definition of pasture

  1. 1 :  plants (as grass) grown for the feeding especially of grazing animals

  2. 2 :  land or a plot of land used for grazing

  3. 3 :  the feeding of livestock :  grazing

Examples of pasture in a sentence

  1. The horses were grazing in the pasture.

  2. Most of their land is pasture.

Origin and Etymology 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

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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pasture

verb pas·ture

Definition of pasture

pastured

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pasturing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  graze, browse

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to feed (as cattle) on pasture

  5. 2 :  to use as pasture

Examples of pasture in a sentence

  1. The horses are pastured on several acres of land.

  2. <pasturing sheep on town lands was actually a cheaper alternative to mowing>

14th Century

First Known Use of pasture

14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms



PASTURE Defined for English Language Learners

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pasture

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noun pas·ture \ˈpas-chər\

Definition of pasture for English Language Learners

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


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pasture

verb pas·ture

Definition of pasture for English Language Learners

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


PASTURE Defined for Kids

pasture

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noun pas·ture \ˈpas-chər\

Definition of pasture for Students

  1. 1 :  plants (as grass) for feeding grazing animals

  2. 2 :  land on which animals graze



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