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pasture

pas·ture

pasture

 
pronunciation:
paes chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: land or a piece of land on which animals are or can be put to graze.
The cows were grazing in the pasture.
 
synonyms:
pasturage
similar words:
field, grassland, lea, meadow, range
definition 2: grass or other vegetation on which grazing animals feed; pasturage.
This type of weed doesn't make good pasture.
synonyms:
pasturage
similar words:
feed, fodder, forage, grass
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pastured, pastures, pasturing
definition 1: to feed (animals) by putting them in a pasture to graze.
These farms pasture their cows rather than feeding them on grain.
synonyms:
graze, range
similar words:
feed
definition 2: to provide pasturage for (animals).
This field will pasture a good number of cows.
similar words:
feed, nourish, support
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feed on grass and other plants; graze.
The sheep are pasturing in the south field.
synonyms:
browse, graze
similar words:
feed, forage
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