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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pasture \Pas"ture\, noun [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pasture \Pas"ture\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pasture \Pas"ture\, verb (used without an object) To feed on growing grass; to graze.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pasture

noun

1: a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock [syn: {pasture}, {pastureland}, {grazing land}, {lea}, {ley}]

2: bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle [syn: {eatage}, {forage}, {pasture}, {pasturage}, {grass}]

verb

1: let feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: {crop}, {graze}, {pasture}]

2: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn: {crop}, {browse}, {graze}, {range}, {pasture}]


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