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Webster 1913 Edition


Pasture

Pas′ture

,
Noun.
[OF.
pasture
, F.
pâture
, 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
.
Shakespeare

Pas′ture

,
Verb.
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.

Pas′ture

,
Verb.
I.
To feed on growing grass; to graze.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pasture

P`ASTURE

,
Noun.
[L. pasco, pastum, to feed.]
1.
Grass for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing.
2.
Ground covered with grass appropriated for the food or cattle. The farmer has a hundred acres of pasture. It is sometimes called pasture-land.
3.
Human culture; education. [Not used.]
Common of pasture, is the right of feeding cattle on another's ground.

P`ASTURE

,
Verb.
T.
To feed on grass or to supply grass for food. We apply the word to persons, as the farmer pastures fifty oxen; or to ground, as the land will pasture fifty oxen.

P`ASTURE

,
Verb.
I.
To graze; to take food by eating grass from the ground.

Definition 2021


pasture

pasture

English

Noun

pasture (countable and uncountable, plural pastures)

  1. Land, specifically, an open field, on which livestock is kept for feeding.
  2. Ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of livestock.
    • Bible, Psalms xxiii. 2
      He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
    • Shakespeare
      So graze as you find pasture.
  3. (obsolete) Food, nourishment.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.x:
      Ne euer is he wont on ought to feed, / But toades and frogs, his pasture poysonous [...].

Derived terms

  • pasture rose
  • pasture thistle

Translations

Verb

pasture (third-person singular simple present pastures, present participle pasturing, simple past and past participle pastured)

  1. (transitive) To move animals into a pasture.
  2. (intransitive) To graze.
  3. (transitive) To feed, especially on growing grass; to supply grass as food for.
    The farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.

Translations

Anagrams


Friulian

Etymology

From Latin pastūra, from pāstus.

Noun

pasture f (plural pasturis)

  1. pasture

Synonyms

Related terms


Italian

Noun

pasture f

  1. plural of pastura

Anagrams


Latin

Participle

pastūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of pastūrus

Middle French

Etymology

Old French pasture.

Noun

pasture f (plural pastures)

  1. pasture (grassy field upon which cattle graze)

Descendants

References

  • pasture on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pasture, supplement)

Old French

Etymology

From Latin pastūra, from pāstus.

Noun

pasture f (oblique plural pastures, nominative singular pasture, nominative plural pastures)

  1. pasture (grassy field upon which cattle graze)
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 165 of this essay:
      les bestes doivent estre nourries en bonnes pastures
      the animals must be fed on good pastures
  2. pasture (nourishment for an animal)

Descendants