[ pas-cher, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæs tʃər, ˈpɑs- /
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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.
verb (used with object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
to feed (livestock) by putting them out to graze on pasture.
(of land) to furnish with pasture.
(of livestock) to graze upon.
verb (used without object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
(of livestock) to graze in a pasture.
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Idioms about 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.
put out to pasture,
Origin of pasture
OTHER WORDS FROM pasturepas·tur·al, adjectivepas·ture·less, adjectivepas·tur·er, nounun·pas·tured, adjective
Other definitions for pasture (2 of 2)
[ French pah-tyr ]
/ French pɑˈtür /
Ro·gi·er [French raw-zhee-ey] /French rɔ ʒiˈeɪ/ or Ro·ger [French raw-zhey] /French rɔˈʒeɪ/ de la [French duh-la]. /French də la/. Weyden, Rogier van der.
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How to use pasture in a sentence
Are young Americans ready to move off the competitive playing field and onto the herbivore pastureland?Are Millennials Turning Their Backs on the American Dream?|Joel Kotkin|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nests are of plant fibers in depressions in dry ground on gravel banks, pond or stream borders, or in pastureland.The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. Johnston
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
And in Argos, the pastureland of horses, he had many brethren and kinsmen who hold great authority among the Achaeans.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
All day long the road had lain through pastureland, with thick green hedges and heavily feathered elms.The Island Pharisees|John Galsworthy
Pastureland, with introduced brome grass (Bromus inermis) and associated weedy vegetation.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for pasture
/ (ˈpɑːstʃə) /
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
C13: via Old French from Late Latin pāstūra, from pascere to feed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with pasture
see put out to grass (pasture).
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