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[pas-cher-ij, pahs-]
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  1. pasture.
  2. the activity or business of pasturing livestock.
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Origin of pasturage

First recorded in 1525–35; pasture + -age
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Related Words

grassland, pasture, prairie, plain, meadow, steppe, savanna, farming, ranching, turf, fodder, forage, hay, grain, meal, corn, barley, food, rug, carpet

Examples from the Web for pasturage

Historical Examples

  • The nomads of Asia follow the pasturage from month to month.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • A soft hillside of pasturage succeeded, down which the men ran like schoolboys.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • The grasses and clovers are of course used for pasturage and hay.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • The ground has been hitherto, I believe, used chiefly for pasturage.

  • There the fertility is splendid; the pasturage is incomparable.

British Dictionary definitions for pasturage


  1. the right to graze or the business of grazing cattle
  2. another word for pasture
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Word Origin and History for pasturage


1530s, from Old French pasturage (13c, Modern French pâturage), from pasturer "to pasture" (see pasture (v.)).

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