Pas·ture, v. i. To feed on growing grass; to graze.
1. Food; nourishment. [Obs.]
Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous. --Spenser.
2. Specifically: Grass growing for the food of cattle; the food of cattle taken by grazing.
3. Grass land for cattle, horses, etc.; pasturage.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. --Ps. xxiii. 2.
So graze as you find pasture. --Shak.
Pas·ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pastured p. pr. & vb. n. Pasturing.] To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.
n 1: a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for
grazing by livestock [syn: pastureland, grazing land,
2: animal food for browsing or grazing [syn: eatage, forage,
v 1: let feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: crop, graze]
2: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
crop, browse, graze, range]