verb (used with object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), pas·tured, pas·tur·ing.
- 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 formspas·tur·al, adjectivepas·ture·less, adjectivepas·tur·er, nounun·pas·tured, adjective
Examples from the Web for pasturing
Hare-Lip leaped to his feet, giving a quick glance at the pasturing goats and the afternoon sun.The Scarlet Plague|Jack London
This length of life may, however, be destroyed by pasturing or abusing the alfalfa.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
The old moose, at her pasturing behind the rock, heard it too.The Kindred of the Wild|Charles G. D. Roberts
The plants will soon possess all the ground, but to enable them to do so, pasturing must be deferred for one season.Clovers and How to Grow Them|Thomas Shaw
After the Revolution, in imitation of English farmers, he made use of hurdles in pasturing sheep and milk cows.George Washington: Farmer|Paul Leland Haworth
British Dictionary definitions for pasturing
Word Origin for pasture
Idioms and Phrases with pasturing
see put out to grass (pasture).