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[ grey-zing ]


  1. pastureland; a pasture.
  2. Informal. the act or practice of switching television channels frequently to watch several programs.


/ ˈɡreɪzɪŋ /


  1. the vegetation on pastures that is available for livestock to feed upon
  2. the land on which this is growing

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Word History and Origins

Origin of grazing1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; graze 1, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

His production facility is in the country’s urban center, far from the forested regions where locals struggle to find alternatives to hunting and clear cutting grazing grounds.

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In one project in Montana, for example, ranchers generate offsets through carefully managed grazing that benefits prairie grasses, which in turn help store carbon in the soil.

In the case of regenerative grazing, for example, ranchers might not normally be willing to take the financial risk of the fencing, equipment, and labor hours needed to implement a new system.

Shifts back and forth from grassy plains to forests denied large animals, such as elephants, regular access to former grazing areas.

Faults in the landscape also reduced the size of any available grazing areas.

Of course that “interesting company,” alongside the grazing goats, will probably number the odd royal and Hollywood celebrity.

Then, without warning, they shot into the group, grazing two teenage boys with bullets.

Finally near sunset, he spotted his prey: a whitetail buck grazing in the thick bush.

Sediuk made his way on to the red carpet, where he kissed Smith on both cheeks, reportedly grazing his lips in the process.

“So if Cliven Bundy wishes to pay taxes or grazing fees—he should pay it to the Shoshone,” she writes.

For most of the way the country is flat and fertile, and in good part devoted to Grazing, though considerable Wheat is grown.

Without warning, we found ourselves foul of a picket-line, and the vague forms of grazing horses loomed close by.

In an open stretch of meadow he came upon a white horse and a mule grazing contentedly.

Our destination is the Silver Falls Project, a fine body of rolling land, suitable for either grazing or farming.

Mister Finch, the grazing master, always lenient and forebearing, is seeking to recover past due payments.


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