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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 ?
While the train flashed through never-ending miles of ripe wheat, by country towns and bright-flowered pastures and oak groves wilting in the sun, we sat in the observation car, where the woodwork was hot to the touch and red dust lay deep over everything.
Their disappearance made him doubt, he said, whether the berries had not left off growing in the broad pastures and along the shady country lanes.
For one, I used to lounge up the rigging very leisurely, resting in the top to have a chat with Queequeg, or any one else off duty whom I might find there; then ascending a little way further, and throwing a lazy leg over the top-sail yard, take a preliminary view of the watery pastures, and so at last mount to my ultimate destination.
Think of a man's swinging dumbbells for his health, when those springs are bubbling up in far-off pastures unsought by him!
It might be safely viewed with all its appendages of prosperity and beauty, its rich pastures, spreading flocks, orchard in blossom, and light column of smoke ascending.
But there's nobody rightly knows about those parts: only it couldn't be far north'ard, nor much different from this country, for he brought a fine breed o' sheep with him, so there must be pastures there, and everything reasonable.
This establishment of the Templars was seated amidst fair meadows and pastures, which the devotion of the former Preceptor had bestowed upon their Order.
Then he took Henrietta forward, and stood watching the water as they were borne along noiselessly between the hilly pastures of the country.
The sunshine was still warm and slanting on the hill pastures.
Sancho had not thought it worth while to hobble Rocinante, feeling sure, from what he knew of his staidness and freedom from incontinence, that all the mares in the Cordova pastures would not lead him into an impropriety.
He consoled himself as best he could in the society of a dozen rich families, former manufacturers of the old point d'Alencon, owners of pastures and cattle, or merchants doing a wholesale business in linen, among whom, as he hoped, he might find a wealthy wife.
Oxen, lying in the pastures, gazed mildly at the passing persons.