Definition of Graze

1. Noun. A superficial abrasion.

Generic synonyms: Abrasion, Excoriation, Scrape, Scratch

2. Verb. Feed as in a meadow or pasture. "The animals graze"; "The herd was grazing"
Exact synonyms: Browse, Crop, Pasture, Range
Generic synonyms: Eat, Feed
Related verbs: Range, Crop, Pasture
Derivative terms: Browse, Grazing, Pasturage, Pasture, Pasture, Range

3. Noun. The act of grazing.
Exact synonyms: Grazing
Generic synonyms: Eating, Feeding

4. Verb. Break the skin (of a body part) by scraping. "Did he graze his foot? "; "She was grazed by the stray bullet"
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Derivative terms: Grazing

5. Verb. Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow. "They graze the animals"
Exact synonyms: Crop, Pasture
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Feed, Give
Specialized synonyms: Grass, Drift
Related verbs: Browse, Crop, Pasture, Range
Derivative terms: Grazier, Grazing, Pasturage, Pasture, Pasture

6. Verb. Scrape gently. ; "Graze the skin"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Rake
Generic synonyms: Brush
Specialized synonyms: Shave
Derivative terms: Grazing

7. Verb. Eat lightly, try different dishes. "Sam and Sue graze"; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
Exact synonyms: Browse
Generic synonyms: Nosh, Snack
Derivative terms: Browse

Definition of Graze

1. v. t. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.

2. v. i. To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.

3. n. The act of grazing; the cropping of grass.

Definition of Graze

1. Noun. The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing. ¹

2. Noun. A light abrasion; a slight scratch. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To cause a slight wound to; to scratch. ¹

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Definition of Graze

1. to feed on growing grass [v GRAZED, GRAZING, GRAZES] : GRAZABLE [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graze

graze (current term)
grazing fire
grazing land

Literary usage of Graze

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Advocate of Peace by American Peace Society (1902)
"Save for the heavy sobbing of Mrs. graze, there was silence in the room for a ... When Mrs. graze had partially succeeded in subduing the tears the Vicar ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"He gave my kine to graze the flowery plain ; Ana to my pipe renew'd the rural strain. The cony, ley hym on the bak in the disch, if he haue grec«. ..."

3. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: To by John Walker (1806)
"... graze, vn To eat grass, | to feed on grass ; to supply grass ; to touch To graze, graze, va To tend grazing cattle ; to feed upon ; to touch lightly the ..."

4. A Treatise on Leases: Explaining the Nature, Form, and Effect of the by Robert Bell, William Bell (1825)
"Erskine seems to consider it as not altogether a settled point, whether the cattle of others taken in by a tenant to graze are subject to the landlord's ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"The phrase is evidently borrowed from the custom of putting out a hone to graze, when there is no immédiat« occasion for hi* service. ..."

6. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"12 As sin and death nune by Adam, 17 so murh more righteousness and llfe by Jesus Christ. 20 Where sin abounded, graze did ..."

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