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[pas-cher-ij, pahs-] /ˈpæs tʃər ɪdʒ, ˌpɑs-/
the activity or business of pasturing livestock.
Origin of pasturage
1525-35; pasture + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its early growth in spring makes it equal to rye for pasturage.

  • Even the sand-dunes have been reclaimed and converted into pasturage.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The musical world in convention assembled has covenanted that certain harmonies shall be set apart for pasturage.

  • It needs crowding with other grasses when grown for pasturage.

  • With diminution of the pasturage came diminution of the live stock, their sole means of subsistence.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • They might perish before he could drive them to any other pasturage!

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
  • Much he told me also concerning the rights of 'pacage,' or pasturage on commons—privileges upheld rather by custom than law.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The nomads of Asia follow the pasturage from month to month.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Near the camp Dad was found rounding up the other horses, who had just been scared from their pasturage by another wandering bear.

    True Bear Stories Joaquin Miller
  • A soft hillside of pasturage succeeded, down which the men ran like schoolboys.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for pasturage


the right to graze or the business of grazing cattle
another word for pasture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pasturage

1530s, from Old French pasturage (13c, Modern French pâturage), from pasturer "to pasture" (see pasture (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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