Definitions for: Pasture

[n] animal food for browsing or grazing
[n] a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
[v] feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
[v] let (animals) feed in a field or pasture or meadow

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Pas"ture, v. i.
To feed on growing grass; to graze.

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

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