- 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.
- to feed (livestock) by putting them out to graze on pasture.
- (of land) to furnish with pasture.
- (of livestock) to graze upon.
- (of livestock) to graze in a pasture.
- put out to 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.
Origin of pasture
Related Words for pasturedplow, reap, tend, graze, sow, cultivate, operate, harvest, grow, nibble, ingest, devour, eat, browse, bite, forage, plant, ranch, run, garden
Examples from the Web for pastured
Contemporary Examples of pastured
The one caveat: Asprey advises only buying butter made from grass-fed or pastured cows.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food
December 27, 2014
It once pastured horses and goats with fence lines drawn tight and secure.Time of Death’s Nicole ‘Little’ Lencioni: Dying Is a Party of One
November 1, 2013
Historical Examples of pastured
Some of them do not seem to have any owners, and yet sheep are pastured on them summer and winter.Frank Merriwell's Cruise
Burt L. Standish
He lived and pastured his herd of reindeer south of Karesuando.The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
Wherefore the besieged also pastured their horses in those places.Procopius
Every one to his taste, as one might well say to any woman who kissed the cow that pastured there.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
Orchards were cropped in the regular rotation, or with hay, or pastured.Apple Growing
M. C. Burritt
- 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
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.
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.
see put out to grass (pasture).