[ pas-cher, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæs tʃər, ˈpɑs- /
Also called pas·ture·land [pas-cher-land, pahs-] /ˈpæs tʃərˌlænd, ˈpɑs-/. an area covered with grass or other plants used or suitable for the grazing of livestock; grassland.
a specific area or piece of such ground.
grass or other plants for feeding livestock.
verb (used with object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
to feed (livestock) by putting them out to graze on pasture.
(of land) to furnish with pasture.
(of livestock) to graze upon.
verb (used without object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
(of livestock) to graze in a pasture.
- to put in a pasture to graze.
- to dismiss, retire, or use sparingly as being past one's or its prime: Most of our older employees don't want to be put out to pasture.
put out to pasture,
Origin of pasture
Related formspas·tur·al, adjectivepas·ture·less, adjectivepas·tur·er, nounun·pas·tured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pastural
/ (ˈpɑːstʃə) /
land covered with grass or herbage and grazed by or suitable for grazing by livestock
a specific tract of such land
the grass or herbage growing on it
(tr) to cause (livestock) to graze or (of livestock) to graze (a pasture)
Word Origin for pasture
C13: via Old French from Late Latin pāstūra, from pascere to feed
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Idioms and Phrases with pastural
see put out to grass (pasture).
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