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graze 1

v. grazed, graz·ing, graz·es
1. To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
2. Informal
a. To eat a variety of appetizers as a full meal.
b. To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals.
1. To feed on (herbage) in a field or on pastureland.
2. To feed on the herbage of (a piece of land).
3. To afford herbage for the feeding of: This field will graze 30 head of cattle.
4. To put (livestock) out to feed.
5. To tend (feeding livestock) in a pasture.

[Middle English grasen, from Old English grasian, from græs, grass; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots.]

graze′a·ble, graz′a·ble adj.
graz′er n.

graze 2

v. grazed, graz·ing, graz·es
1. To touch lightly in passing; brush. See Synonyms at brush1.
2. To scrape or scratch slightly; abrade.
To scrape or touch something lightly in passing.
1. The act of brushing or scraping along a surface.
2. A minor scratch or abrasion.

[Perhaps from graze.]


1. (Agriculture) the vegetation on pastures that is available for livestock to feed upon
2. (Agriculture) the land on which this is growing


(ˈgreɪ zɪŋ)

1. pastureland; a pasture.
2. Informal. the act of eating snacks instead of regular meals, or of sampling small portions of a variety of foods.
3. Informal. the practice of switching television channels frequently to watch several programs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grazing - the act of grazinggrazing - the act of grazing      
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
2.grazing - the act of brushing against while passing
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"


[ˈgreɪzɪŋ] N
1. (= land) → pasto m
2. (= act) → pastoreo m


[ˈgreɪzɪŋ] n (= pasture) → pâturage m


nWeideland nt; this land offers good grazingdies ist gutes Weideland; grazing landWeideland nt; grazing rightsWeiderechte pl


[ˈgreɪzɪŋ] npascolo
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The total experimental area had eight hectares, subdivided into four two-hectare plots, managed under continuous grazing, with five mixed Nelore x Guzera animals, with initial age between 231 and 303 days and body weight of 180 [+ or -] 15 kg, in each unit.
30 gr cm-3 in the continuous grazing pastures, it decreased from 1.
Under continuous grazing regimens, that pasture will yield (in our part of Virginia) 80 grazing days per acre, or 160 grazing days for the 2 acres, which is only enough for a quarter or half of a year, respectively.
Personal observation showed that continuous grazing and clear cutting for fuel and stone crushing industries are the main causes of reduction in plants community.
Rotational grazing increases aboveground organic materials and reduces the effects of hoof damage on soil to a greater level than continuous grazing (Sanjari et al.
The whole area will be continuous grazing pastures of the free movement of animals across the surface.
Within the 5-year period, change in vegetative composition occurred in areas released from grazing and in areas exposed to continuous grazing.
In a continuous grazing situation, when animals stay in the same pasture year round or all through summer, overgrazing occurs on the favorite plants because cattle keep grazing them back to phase one.
Data were collected from four rangelands including: a: Exclosure: for four years, b: Nemati Rangeland: rotation grazing system for six months, c: Chagneh Rangeland: continuous grazing for 6 months and d: Shirali Rangeland: continuous grazing throughout the year.
Our first choice was teppenyaki, but throughout the week this was followed by steak, Italian, Thai, French - not to mention the continuous grazing throughout the day at the buffet.

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