pasture

[pas┬Ěture]

If your cattle are feeling hungry, you should let them pasture, or graze, in a grassy field known as a pasture. Pasture is both a noun and a verb associated with grazing animals.

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Food; nourishment.

Noun
animal food for browsing or grazing

Noun
a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

Verb
feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"

Verb
let feed in a field or pasture or meadow


n.
Food; nourishment.

n.
Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing.

n.
Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.

v. t.
To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.

v. i.
To feed on growing grass; to graze.


Pasture

Pas"ture , n. [OF. pasture, F. p'83ture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.] 1. Food; nourishment. [Obs.]
Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous.
2. Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing. 3. Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
So graze as you find pasture.

Pasture

Pas"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pastured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pasturing.] To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.

Pasture

Pas"ture, v. i. To feed on growing grass; to graze.

Food; nourishment.

To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.

To feed on growing grass; to graze.

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Usage Examples

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.

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