Pasture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpæstʃər|  American pronunciation of the word pasture
Brit.  |ˈpɑːstʃə|  British pronunciation of the word pasture

noun

- a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock (syn: lea, ley, pastureland)
- bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle (syn: eatage, forage, grass, pasturage)

verb

- let feed in a field or pasture or meadow (syn: crop, graze)
- feed as in a meadow or pasture (syn: browse, crop, graze, range)

Examples

The horses were grazing in the pasture.

Most of their land is pasture.

The horses are pastured on several acres of land.

...pasturing sheep on town lands was actually a cheaper alternative to mowing...

large areas of rough upland pasture

the lush pastures of the southern counties

The herd grazed peacefully in the pasture.

The cows were foraging in the pasture.

...lowered his plane hotfoot onto a pasture when the engine started to sputter...

the enclosure of arable land for pasture

The women traced the pasture

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: pasture
he/she/it: pastures
present participle: pasturing
past tense: pastured
past participle: pastured
noun
singular: pasture
plural: pastures
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