Definitions

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

  • noun Land suitable for grazing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Land appropriated to pasture.

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

  • noun A field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock; pasture.

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

  • noun land used for grazing animals

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

  • noun a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock

Etymologies

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From pasture + land.

Examples

  • The shepherd stands on a hill and looks out over the pastureland, which is full of sheep and goats and cows.

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  • The shepherd stands on a hill and looks out over the pastureland, which is full of sheep and goats and cows.

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  • Intending to raise the baby himself, but not possessing of the means to do so, the shepherd gives it to a fellow shepherd from a distant land, who spends the summers sharing pastureland with his flocks.

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  • Intending to raise the baby himself, but not possessing of the means to do so, the shepherd gives it to a fellow shepherd from a distant land, who spends the summers sharing pastureland with his flocks.

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  • Landowners along the river said they were unsure what steps to take with damaged pastureland, but there were fewer complaints about Exxon Mobil's response to the spill than a similar meeting last week.

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  • Authorities are also struggling with continuing ethnic tensions, illustrated last month when hundreds of Mongolian students protested in the northern region of Inner Mongolia after a truck driver from the ethnic Han Chinese majority run over and killed a Mongolian herder trying to stop coal convoys crossing pastureland.

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  • The crisp green lettuce, cucumbers, and squash were memories of lost pastureland.

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  • May : Thousands of Mongolian herders protest after a Chinese truck driver runs over and kills a Mongolian herder trying to protect pastureland.

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  • Local authorities appear to have quelled the protests, which erupted last week after a Mongolian herder was killed by a coal truck driven by a member of China's dominant Han ethnic group as a group of herders sought to block a convoy from crossing pastureland.

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  • Authorities are also struggling with continuing ethnic tensions, illustrated last month when hundreds of Mongolian students protested in the northern region of Inner Mongolia after a truck driver from the ethnic Han Chinese majority run over and killed a Mongolian herder trying to stop coal convoys crossing pastureland.

    Chinese Bomb Blast Adds to Unrest

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