What does pasture mean?

Definitions for pasture
ˈpæs tʃər, ˈpɑs-; -ˌlændpas·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pasture, pastureland, grazing land, lea, ley(noun)

    a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

  2. eatage, forage, pasture, pasturage, grass(verb)

    bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

  3. crop, graze, pasture(verb)

    let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

  4. crop, browse, graze, range, pasture(verb)

    feed as in a meadow or pasture

    "the herd was grazing"

Wiktionary

  1. pasture(Noun)

    land on which cattle can be kept for feeding.

    Etymology: From pastour, and pasture, from pastura, from the stem of pascere.

  2. pasture(Noun)

    Ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of livestock.

    Etymology: From pastour, and pasture, from pastura, from the stem of pascere.

  3. pasture(Noun)

    Food, nourishment.

    Etymology: From pastour, and pasture, from pastura, from the stem of pascere.

  4. pasture(Verb)

    To move animals into a pasture to graze.

    Etymology: From pastour, and pasture, from pastura, from the stem of pascere.

  5. pasture(Verb)

    To graze.

    Etymology: From pastour, and pasture, from pastura, from the stem of pascere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pasture(noun)

    food; nourishment

    Etymology: [OF. pasture, F. pture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.]

  2. Pasture(noun)

    specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing

    Etymology: [OF. pasture, F. pture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.]

  3. Pasture(noun)

    grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage

    Etymology: [OF. pasture, F. pture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.]

  4. Pasture(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. pasture, F. pture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.]

  5. Pasture(verb)

    to feed on growing grass; to graze

    Etymology: [OF. pasture, F. pture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.]

Freebase

  1. Pasture

    Pasture is land used for grazing. Pasture lands in the narrow sense are enclosed tracts of farmland, grazed by domesticated livestock, such as horses, cattle, sheep or swine. The vegetation of tended pasture, forage, consists mainly of grasses, with an interspersion of legumes and other forbs. Pasture is typically grazed throughout the summer, in contrast to meadow which is used for grazing only after being mown to make hay for winter fodder. Pasture in a wider sense additionally includes rangelands, other unenclosed pastoral systems and land types used by wild animals for grazing or browsing. Pasture lands in the narrow sense are distinguished from rangelands by being managed through more intensive agricultural practices of seeding, irrigation, and the use of fertilizers, while rangelands grow primarily native vegetation, managed with extensive practices like controlled burning and regulated intensity of grazing. Soil type, minimum annual temperature, and rainfall are important factors in pasture management. Prior to the advent of factory farming with its use of "zero-grazing" feeding techniques, pasture was the primary source of food for grazing animals such as cattle and horses. It is still used extensively, particularly in arid regions where pasture land is unsuitable for any other agricultural production. In more humid regions, pasture grazing is exploited extensively for free range and organic farming. It is an important biotic resource.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pasture

    past′ūr, n. grass for grazing: ground covered with grass for grazing.—v.t. to feed on pasture: to supply with grass.—v.i. to feed on pasture: to graze.—adj. Past′ūrable, that can be pastured: fit for pasture.—ns. Past′ūrage, the business of feeding or grazing cattle: pasture-land: grass for feeding; Past′ūre-land, land appropriated to pasture.—adj. Past′ūreless, destitute of pasture. [O. Fr. pasture (Fr. pâture)—L. pasturapascĕre, pastum, to feed.]

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How to say pasture in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pasture in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pasture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pasture in a Sentence

  1. Emily Bartlett:

    When you have cows that have been raised on a pasture, the butter will have a better nutritional profile.

  2. Phin Ziebell:

    Some of the driest parts of Queensland have received a drenching, which will help pasture growth.

  3. Charity Kokwai:

    Decades ago, it was men's role to search for pasture for the livestock but of late women are looking after livestock.

  4. Nagirasia Lengima:

    I try to learn as much as possible because after the rains we will move to faraway places in search of pasture.

  5. Harry Reid:

    I've said publicly in Nevada on more than one occasion -- we have, one of our statues, is Pat McCarran, i think he should be put out to pasture some place. I think he doesn't represent the things I think our country stands for certainly what Nevada doesn't stand for. So the statues are important. They really send a message.

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