Definition of Pasture

1. Noun. A field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock.

Exact synonyms: Grazing Land, Lea, Ley, Pastureland
Specialized synonyms: Common Land, Commons, Cow Pasture
Generic synonyms: Grassland
Group relationships: Country, Rural Area

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

3. Noun. Bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle.
Exact synonyms: Eatage, Forage, Grass, Pasturage
Generic synonyms: Fodder
Derivative terms: Forage

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

Definition of Pasture

1. n. Food; nourishment.

2. 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.

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

Definition of Pasture

1. Noun. land on which cattle can be kept for feeding. ¹

2. Noun. Ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of livestock. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Food, nourishment. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To move animals into a pasture to graze. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To graze. ¹

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Definition of Pasture

1. to put in a pasture (a grazing area) [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pasture

pastry bag
pastry cart
pastry cook
pastry dough
pastry shop
pasture (current term)
pasture brake
pasturized milk

Literary usage of Pasture

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

1. Bulletin by New Jersey, Dept. of Agriculture, New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture (1918)
"ALFALFA AS A SOILING AND pasture CROP No forage plant will so ... Alfalfa has not yet come into general use in Wisconsin as a pasture crop. ..."

2. Bulletin by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (Fargo) (1899)
"ITS VALUE FOR pasture. After it has 'thickened up too much to produce a good crop of hay. it supplies an abundance of pasture, forming a compact sod and a ..."

3. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1878)
"103), to Thomas Banister, their orchard and pasture. He also shows that the next lot eastward belonged to Francis East; and, in 1694, this lot measured 12 ..."

4. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William M. Lacy (1889)
"The policy of the old law in favour of common of pasture, ... Common of pasture was known at common law as common of pasture appendant, and common of ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Common of pasture.—Common of pasture is a right of feeding one's beasts on another's land; for in those waste grounds, which are usually called commons, ..."

6. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1906)
"I mean what seed would you sow to get a permanent pasture? ... That would be to provide pasture mainly for the first and second years. ..."

7. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"The question of pasture throughout the great central Mississippi valley and «orn-growing belt of the United States is one of the vital questions for the ..."

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