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 pastureland
Pastureland, with introduced brome grass (Bromus inermis) and associated weedy vegetation.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
The sun was sinking down behind the trees and pastureland and a cool breeze had risen.A Bachelor Husband|Ruby M. Ayres
Twilight had fallen like a mantle around him, fallen over that great flat region of fens and pastureland and bog.The Tempting of Tavernake|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The discrepancies in land use statistics arise from varying interpretations as to the amount of pastureland that is arable.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
The car went along a rough road which led across a great stretch of pastureland.The Kingdom of the Blind|E. Phillips Oppenheim
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).