Pas"ture (?), n. [OF. pasture, F. pature, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See Pastor.]

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.

 

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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.

 

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Pas"ture, v. i.

To feed on growing grass; to graze.

 

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