from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The grass or other vegetation eaten by grazing animals.
  • n. Land covered with grass or vegetation suitable for grazing animals.
  • n. The business of grazing cattle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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  • 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

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

    Alexander the Great

  • 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.


  • There was plenty of pasturage all over the ranch, and there were several cleared patches, amounting to about fifteen acres in all, where he grew as much mountain hay as could be found.

    Chapter VIII

  • Worthless, save for ducks and low-water pasturage.



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