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pasture

[pas-cher, pahs-] /ˈpæs tʃər, ˈpɑs-/
noun
1.
Also called pastureland
[pas-cher-land, pahs-] /ˈpæs tʃərˌlænd, ˈpɑs-/ (Show IPA)
. an area covered with grass or other plants used or suitable for the grazing of livestock; grassland.
2.
a specific area or piece of such ground.
3.
grass or other plants for feeding livestock.
verb (used with object), pastured, pasturing.
4.
to feed (livestock) by putting them out to graze on pasture.
5.
(of land) to furnish with pasture.
6.
(of livestock) to graze upon.
verb (used without object), pastured, pasturing.
7.
(of livestock) to graze in a pasture.
Idioms
8.
put out to pasture,
  1. to put in a pasture to graze.
  2. to dismiss, retire, or use sparingly as being past one's or its prime:
    Most of our older employees don't want to be put out to pasture.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin pāstūra, equivalent to Latin pāst(us), past participle of pāscere to feed, pasture (cf. pastor) + -ūra -ure
Related forms
pastural, adjective
pastureless, adjective
pasturer, noun
unpastured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for put out pasture

pasture

/ˈpɑːstʃə/
noun
1.
land covered with grass or herbage and grazed by or suitable for grazing by livestock
2.
a specific tract of such land
3.
the grass or herbage growing on it
verb
4.
(transitive) to cause (livestock) to graze or (of livestock) to graze (a pasture)
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Late Latin pāstūra, from pascere to feed
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Word Origin and History for put out pasture
pasture
c.1300, from O.Fr. pasture "grass eaten by cattle," from L.L. pastura "a feeding, grazing," from L. pastus, pp. of pascere "to feed, graze" (see pastor).
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Slang definitions & phrases for put out pasture

pasture

noun

The outfield of a baseball field (1891+ Baseball)

Related Terms

outer garden, put someone or something out to pasture


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