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Meaning of PASTURE

Pronunciation:  'paschur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  animal food for browsing or grazing
  2. [n]  a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
  3. [v]  feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
  4. [v]  let (animals) feed in a field or pasture or meadow
 

PASTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: browse, crop, eatage, forage, grass, graze, grazing land, lea, ley, pasturage, pastureland, range
 
 See Also: common land, commons, country, cow pasture, drift, eat, feed, feed, give, grass, grassland, provender, rural area

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pas"ture\, n. [OF. pasture, F. p[^a]ture, L. pastura,
    fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See {Pastor}.]
    1. Food; nourishment. [Obs.]
    
             Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous. --Spenser.
    
    2. Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the
       food of cattle taken by grazing.
    
    3. Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.
    
             He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. --Ps.
                                                   xxiii. 2.
    
             So graze as you find pasture.         --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Pas"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pastured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pasturing}.]
    To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as
    food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will
    pasture forty cows.
    
    
  3. \Pas"ture\, v. i.
    To feed on growing grass; to graze.
    
    
 
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