Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The grass or other vegetation eaten by grazing animals.
  • noun Land covered with grass or vegetation suitable for grazing animals.
  • noun The practice of pasturing grazing animals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The business of feeding or grazing cattle; pastoral occupation.
  • noun Grazingground; land appropriated to grazing.
  • noun Grass on which cattle or flocks feed.
  • noun In Scots law, the right of pasturing cattle on certain ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Grazing ground; grass land used for pasturing; pasture.
  • noun Grass growing for feed; grazing.
  • noun The business of feeding or grazing cattle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pasture; land that is used for pasture.
  • noun The grass or other vegetation eaten by livestock and found in a pasture.
  • noun The right to graze livestock on a pasture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun succulent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land
  • noun bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

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Examples

  • The savanna is burned frequently to maintain pasturage for grazing and to keep the land open for hunting.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • The Prince and Princess and their suite fared on without stopping through the first day and the second and the third and the fourth, nor did they cease faring for a whole month till they came to a spacious champaign, abounding in pasturage, where they pitched their tents; and they ate and drank and rested, and the Princess

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I marched from the mountainous bank of the Bashee through a most beautiful and fertile country, strongly undulating and rich in pasturage, over which was visible the track of vast numbers of cattle.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Germans abandoned their immense forests to the exercise of hunting, employed in pasturage the most considerable part of their lands, bestowed on the small remainder a rude and careless cultivation, and then accused the scantiness and sterility of a country that refused to maintain the multitude of its inhabitants.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • They are remarkably accurate in their knowledge of cattle, sheep, and goats, knowing exactly the kind of pasturage suited to each; and they select with great judgment the varieties of soil best suited to different kinds of grain.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Behind me the city stretches a short distance north before giving way quickly to fields, pasturage, and woodland.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • They kept to the brush and trees, and invariably the man halted and peered out before crossing a dry glade or naked stretch of upland pasturage.

    War

  • Behind me the city stretches a short distance north before giving way quickly to fields, pasturage, and woodland.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • On its south, west, and north are towering mountains drained by rivers flowing through plains rich in grains and pasturage.

    Alexander the Great

  • On its south, west, and north are towering mountains drained by rivers flowing through plains rich in grains and pasturage.

    Alexander the Great

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