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pas·ture

 (păs′chər)
n.
1.
a. A tract of land that supports grass or other vegetation eaten by domestic grazing animals.
b. Such vegetation, especially that eaten by domestic grazing animals.
2. The feeding or grazing of animals.
v. pas·tured, pas·tur·ing, pas·tures
v.tr.
1. To herd (animals) into a pasture to graze.
2. To provide (animals) with pasturage. Used of land.
3.
a. To graze on (land or vegetation).
b. To use (land) as pasture.
v.intr.
To graze in a pasture.
Idiom:
put out to pasture
1. To herd (grazing animals) into pasturable land.
2. Informal To retire or compel to retire from work or a full workload.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pāstūra, from Latin pāstus, past participle of pāscere, to feed; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

pas′tur·a·ble adj.
pas′tur·er n.

pasture

(ˈpɑːstʃə)
n
1. (Agriculture) land covered with grass or herbage and grazed by or suitable for grazing by livestock
2. (Agriculture) a specific tract of such land
3. (Agriculture) the grass or herbage growing on it
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to cause (livestock) to graze or (of livestock) to graze (a pasture)
[C13: via Old French from Late Latin pāstūra, from pascere to feed]

pas•ture

(ˈpæs tʃər, ˈpɑs-)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. Also called pas′ture•land` (-ˌlænd) an area of ground covered with plants suitable for the grazing of livestock; grassland.
2. grass or other plants for feeding livestock.
v.t.
3. to feed (livestock) by putting out to graze on pasture.
4. (of land) to furnish with pasture.
5. (of livestock) to graze upon.
v.i.
6. (of livestock) to graze in a pasture.
Idioms:
put out to pasture,
a. to put in a pasture to graze.
b. to dismiss or retire as being past one's prime.
[1250–1300; < Middle French < Late Latin pāstūra= Latin pāst(us), past participle of pāscere to feed]
pas′tur•al, adj.
pas′tur•er, n.

pasture


Past participle: pastured
Gerund: pasturing

Imperative
pasture
pasture
Present
I pasture
you pasture
he/she/it pastures
we pasture
you pasture
they pasture
Preterite
I pastured
you pastured
he/she/it pastured
we pastured
you pastured
they pastured
Present Continuous
I am pasturing
you are pasturing
he/she/it is pasturing
we are pasturing
you are pasturing
they are pasturing
Present Perfect
I have pastured
you have pastured
he/she/it has pastured
we have pastured
you have pastured
they have pastured
Past Continuous
I was pasturing
you were pasturing
he/she/it was pasturing
we were pasturing
you were pasturing
they were pasturing
Past Perfect
I had pastured
you had pastured
he/she/it had pastured
we had pastured
you had pastured
they had pastured
Future
I will pasture
you will pasture
he/she/it will pasture
we will pasture
you will pasture
they will pasture
Future Perfect
I will have pastured
you will have pastured
he/she/it will have pastured
we will have pastured
you will have pastured
they will have pastured
Future Continuous
I will be pasturing
you will be pasturing
he/she/it will be pasturing
we will be pasturing
you will be pasturing
they will be pasturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pasturing
you have been pasturing
he/she/it has been pasturing
we have been pasturing
you have been pasturing
they have been pasturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pasturing
you will have been pasturing
he/she/it will have been pasturing
we will have been pasturing
you will have been pasturing
they will have been pasturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pasturing
you had been pasturing
he/she/it had been pasturing
we had been pasturing
you had been pasturing
they had been pasturing
Conditional
I would pasture
you would pasture
he/she/it would pasture
we would pasture
you would pasture
they would pasture
Past Conditional
I would have pastured
you would have pastured
he/she/it would have pastured
we would have pastured
you would have pastured
they would have pastured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pasture - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestockpasture - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
common land, commons - a pasture subject to common use
cow pasture - a pasture for cows
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
2.pasture - bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattlepasture - bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
fodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
Verb1.pasture - let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
grass - feed with grass
graze, pasture, browse, crop, range - feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
drift - drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards"
2.pasture - feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
range - let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
pasture, graze, crop - let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

pasture

noun grassland, grass, meadow, grazing, lea (poetic), grazing land, pasturage, shieling (Scot.) The cows are out now, grazing in the pasture.
Translations
مَرْعى
pastva
enggræsmark
hagi, beitiland
ganykla
ganības

pasture

[ˈpɑːstʃəʳ]
A. N (= field) → pasto m, prado m; (= pastureland) → tierra(s) f(pl) de pastoreo
to put animals out to pastureapacentar or pastorear el ganado
they're putting me out to pasture (fig) (hum) → me echan al pasto (como a caballo viejo)
to seek pastures newbuscar nuevos horizontes
B. VT [+ animals] → apacentar, pastorear; [+ grass] → comer, pacer
C. VIpastar, pacer

pasture

[ˈpɑːstʃər] n (for sheep, cows)pâturage m
to put cows out to pasture → mettre les vaches au pâturage
to leave for greener pastures → partir vers de nouveaux horizons
to leave for pastures new → partir vers de nouveaux horizonspasture land npâturage m, pâturages mpl

pasture

n
(= field)Weide f; to put out to pastureauf die Weide treiben; (fig inf, employee) → aufs Abstellgleis schieben; greener pastures (fig)bessere Weidegründe; to move on to pastures new (fig)sich (dat)etwas Neues suchen, sich nach neuen Weidegründen (geh)umsehen; to seek pastures new (fig)nach neuen Weidegründen suchen
no pl (also pasture land)Weideland nt
no pl (= food)Futter nt
vt animalsweiden lassen
vigrasen

pasture

[ˈpɑːstʃəʳ] npascolo
to put animals out to pasture → condurre gli animali al pascolo
to move on to pastures new (fig) → cambiare aria

pasture

(ˈpaːstʃə) noun
a field or area of ground cove-red with grass for cattle etc to eat. The horses were out in the pasture.
References in classic literature ?
That summer--the summer Cheri gave La Folle two black curls tied with a knot of red ribbon--the water ran so low in the bayou that even the little children at Bellissime were able to cross it on foot, and the cattle were sent to pasture down by the river.
He assisted the farmers occasionally in the lighter labors of their farms, helped to make hay, mended the fences, took the horses to water, drove the cows from pasture, and cut wood for the winter fire.
in the repose of the pasture, the curled brow of the bull has a touch of the grand in it.
said Sam, "horses won't be cotched all in a mimit; they'd done clared out way down to the south pasture, and the Lord knows whar
When I go out of the house for a walk, uncertain as yet whither I will bend my steps, and submit myself to my instinct to decide for me, I find, strange and whimsical as it may seem, that I finally and inevitably settle southwest, toward some particular wood or meadow or deserted pasture or hill in that direction.
If we can cross the stream and get a good start, and borrow a couple of horses from somebody's pasture to use for a few hours, we shall be safe enough.
Carter's cows, trod the short grass of the pasture, with its well-worn path running through gardens of buttercups and white- weed, and groves of ivory leaves and sweet fern.
It was a pleasant fertile spot, well wooded, and rich in pasture.
When I turned from it and repassed the trap-door, I could scarcely see my way down the ladder; the attic seemed black as a vault compared with that arch of blue air to which I had been looking up, and to that sunlit scene of grove, pasture, and green hill, of which the hall was the centre, and over which I had been gazing with delight.
Some, to the fountain; some, to the fields; men and women here, to dig and delve; men and women there, to see to the poor live stock, and lead the bony cows out, to such pasture as could be found by the roadside.
Above these, were range upon range of craggy steeps, grey rock, bright ice, and smooth verdure-specks of pasture, all gradually blending with the crowning snow.
To them pain and mishap present a far wider range of possibilities than gladness and enjoyment: their imagination is almost barren of the images that feed desire and hope, but is all overgrown by recollections that are a perpetual pasture to fear.