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

  • n. Land suitable for grazing.

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  • n. land used for grazing animals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land appropriated to pasture.

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

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


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From pasture + land.


  • 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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  • 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.

    China Says Foreigners Fuel Unrest in Mongolia

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

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

    Land Dispute in China Town Sparks Revolt

  • 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

  • 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.

    Exxon to drain oil from failed pipeline

  • A documentary of unspeakable beauty, Sweetgrass follows the last group of modern-day cowboys as they lead their flocks of sheep up to their summer pastureland in the Absaroka-Beartooth mountains of Montana.

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  • I am driving through flat pastureland on a rough county road that is mostly dirt, the protective gravel long ago squirted into ditches by speeding ranch trucks.

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  • Health restrictions are still in place at some UK farms after radioactive caesium from the plant blew over and contaminated pastureland.

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