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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːs.tjə/, /ˈpɑːs.t͡ʃə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈpæs.t͡ʃɚ/, (dialectal) /ˈpæs.tɚ/
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- Rhymes: (UK) -ɑːstjə, (US, dialectal) -æstə(ɹ)
- Land, specifically, an open field, on which livestock is kept for feeding.
- Ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of livestock.
- Synonym: (dialectal) leasow
- (obsolete) Food, nourishment.
- 1831 July 15, “Of the Blood”, in Western Journal of Health, volume 4, number 1, L. B. Lincoln, page 38:
- It was reserved for Christians to torture bread, the staff of life, bread for which children in whole districts wail, bread, the gift of pasture to the poor, bread, for want of which thousands of our fellow beings annually perish by famine; it was reserved for Christians to torture the material of bread by fire, to create a chemical and maddening poison, burning up the brain and brutalizing the soul, and producing evils to humanity, in comparison of which, war, pestilence, and famine, cease to be evils.
land on which cattle can be kept for feeding
- (transitive) To move animals into a pasture.
- (intransitive) To graze.
- (transitive) To feed, especially on growing grass; to supply grass as food for.
- The farmer pastures fifty oxen.
- The land will pasture forty cows.
to herd animals into a pasture
graze — see graze
pasture f (plural pasturis)
- plural of
- (Classical) IPA(key): /paːsˈtuː.re/, [päːs̠ˈt̪uːrɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /pasˈtu.re/, [päsˈt̪uːre]
pasture f (plural pastures)
- pasture (grassy field upon which cattle graze)
- French: pâture
- pasture on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)
- Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (pasture, supplement)