Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PASTURE

Pronunciation:  'paschur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  animal food for browsing or grazing
  2. [n]  a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
  3. [v]  feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
  4. [v]  let (animals) feed in a field or pasture or meadow

PASTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: browse, crop, eatage, forage, grass, graze, grazing land, lea, ley, pasturage, pastureland, range
 See Also: common land, commons, country, cow pasture, drift, eat, feed, feed, give, grass, grassland, provender, rural area



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pas"ture\, n. [OF. pasture, F. p[^a]ture, L. pastura,
    fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See {Pastor}.]
    1. Food; nourishment. [Obs.]
             Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous. --Spenser.
    2. Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the
       food of cattle taken by grazing.
    3. Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.
             He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. --Ps.
                                                   xxiii. 2.
             So graze as you find pasture.         --Shak.
  2. \Pas"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pastured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pasturing}.]
    To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as
    food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will
    pasture forty cows.
  3. \Pas"ture\, v. i.
    To feed on growing grass; to graze.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: appetite, arable land, barley, barnyard, barton, batten upon, bird seed, board, bran, bread, browse, campo, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, cat food, cattle ranch, chewing, chicken farm, chicken feed, chop, collective farm, consumption, corn, cotton plantation, croft, crop, cropping, dairy farm, deglutition, demesne, demesne farm, devouring, devourment, dieting, dine, dining, dog food, dry farm, dude ranch, eatage, epulation, factory farm, fallow, farm, farmery, farmhold, farmland, farmplace, farmstead, farmyard, fatten on, fatten upon, feast on, feast upon, feasting, feed, feed on, feeding, fodder, forage, fruit farm, fur farm, gluttony, gobbling, grain, grain farm, grange, grass, grass veld, grassland, gratify, graze, grazing, hacienda, haugh, haughland, hay, herbivorism, herbivority, herbivorousness, homecroft, homefarm, homestead, hunger, ingestion, kibbutz, kolkhoz, lea, licking, live on, llano, location, mains, manducation, manor farm, mash, mastication, mead, meadow, meadow land, meal, meat, mess, messing, munching, nibbling, nutrition, oats, omnivorism, omnivorousness, omophagy, orchard, pampa, pampas, pantophagy, park, pasturage, pasture land, pasture on, pasturing, pecking, pen, pet food, plantation, poultry farm, prairie, prey on, provender, provision, ranch, rancheria, rancho, range, regale, regalement, relishing, rumination, satisfy, savanna, savoring, scratch, scratch feed, sheep farm, silage, slops, station, steading, steppe, steppeland, stock farm, straw, sustain, swale, swill, tasting, toft, truck farm, vega, vegetarianism, veld, wheat, wine and dine, wolfing