verb (used with object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
- pastry brush,
- pastry cream,
- pastry tube,
- pasture rose,
- 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.
Origin of pasture
Examples from the Web for pasture
Thus far, Congress has prevented the service from putting the Warthog out to pasture.
The Metropolitan Police said that sending retired horses out to pasture was a common practice.Police Arrest Murdoch Deputy Rebekah Brooks and Husband|Mike Giglio|March 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pollock opens in 1957 in a rural Ohio pasture overlooking a “holler” called Knockemstiff.
The New Orleans Saints just played their season opener on a pasture of brand-new, emerald-green playing turf.
The soldiers set up camp at the base of the far hill, near the pasture where the Laki children grazed cows.
Bud dismounted to pull down the two top bars of the pasture gate so that their horses could step over.Cow-Country|B. M. Bower
He may wake to find the path along which he drives his beasts to pasture blocked by a hedge.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century|Richard Henry Tawney
Grettir drove out the horses, but Keingala could not endure the pasture.Grettir The Strong|Unknown
Besides the land regularly used for pasture, the cattle of the village were sent grazing along the roads and in the276 woods.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
Over the creek she went at one leap; then down through the alder bushes till she came back again into the pasture.The Magic Speech Flower|Melvin Hix
Word Origin for pasture
c.1300, "grass eaten by cattle," from Old French pasture "fodder, grass eaten by cattle" (12c., Modern French pâture), from Late Latin pastura "a feeding, grazing," from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere "to feed, graze" (see pastor). Meaning "land covered with vegetation suitable for grazing" is from early 14c. To be out to pasture "retired" is from 1945, from what was done (ideally) to horses after the active working life.
late 14c., of animals, "to graze;" early 15c., of humans, "to lead to pasture, to feed by putting in a pasture," from Old French pasturer (12c., Modern French pâturer, from pasture (see pasture (n.)). Related: Pastured; pasturing.
see put out to grass (pasture).