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 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|DailyBurn|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nicole Lencioni|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If corn is impossible, cattle are not; already thousands are pastured round Denver on the natural grass.Greater Britain|Charles Wentworth Dilke
It was in the character of owners-in-common that they held the land on which they pastured their flocks.Indo-China and Its Primitive People|Henry Baudesson
In a like manner lives the 'Soul;' its tender instincts are to be pastured upon the love of God.
I am sorry to confess I have pastured my orchard with hogs; it is not advisable.The Apple|Various
About 25 acres is pastured by 160 head of sheep and the balance is cut for hay to feed the sheep in the winter time.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
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).