verb (used with object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
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Idioms for 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
OTHER WORDS FROM pasturepas·tur·al, adjectivepas·ture·less, adjectivepas·tur·er, nounun·pas·tured, adjective
Definition for pasture (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for pasture
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
British Dictionary definitions for pasture
Word Origin for pasture
Idioms and Phrases with pasture
see put out to grass (pasture).