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pasture

[ pas-cher, pahs- ]
/ 藞p忙s t蕛蓹r, 藞p蓱s- /
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Definition of pasture

noun
Also called pas路ture路land [pas-cher-land, pahs-]. /藞p忙s t蕛蓹r藢l忙nd, 藞p蓱s-/. 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路tured, pas路tur路ing.
verb (used without object), pas路tured, pas路tur路ing.
(of livestock) to graze in a pasture.
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Idioms about pasture

    put out to pasture,
    1. to put in a pasture to graze.
    2. 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.

Origin of pasture

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Middle French <Late Latin p膩st奴ra, equivalent to Latin p膩st(us), past participle of p膩scere to feed, pasture (cf. pastor) + -奴ra-ure

OTHER WORDS FROM pasture

pas路tur路al, adjectivepas路ture路less, adjectivepas路tur路er, nounun路pas路tured, adjective

Other definitions for pasture (2 of 2)

Pasture
[ French pah-tyr ]
/ French p蓱藞t眉r /

noun
Ro路gi路er [French raw-zhee-ey] /French r蓴 蕭i藞e瑟/ or Ro路ger [French raw-zhey] /French r蓴藞蕭e瑟/ de la [French duh-la]. /French d蓹 la/. Weyden, Rogier van der.
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How to use pasture in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pasture

pasture
/ (藞p蓱藧st蕛蓹) /

noun
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
verb
(tr) to cause (livestock) to graze or (of livestock) to graze (a pasture)

Word Origin for pasture

C13: via Old French from Late Latin p膩st奴ra, from pascere to feed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with pasture

pasture

see put out to grass (pasture).

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