Definition of "pasture" []

  • Grass or other vegetation eaten as food by grazing animals. (noun)
  • Ground on which such vegetation grows, especially that which is set aside for use by domestic grazing animals. (noun)
  • The feeding or grazing of animals. (noun)
  • To herd (animals) into a pasture to graze. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide (animals) with pasturage. Used of land. (verb-transitive)
  • Land covered with grass or herbage and grazed by or suitable for grazing by livestock (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A specific tract of such land (noun)
  • The grass or herbage growing on it (noun)
  • To cause (livestock) to graze or (of livestock) to graze (a pasture) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pasture" in a sentence
  • "However, that they feel safe in the pasture is a good thing."
  • "Five thousand for a claim on that damned moose-pasture is bunco."
  • "Two weeks in pasture, an 'then they go to Lawndale."