• (British) IPA: /ˈpɑːstjə/, /ˈpɑːstʃə/


  1. Land, specifically, an open field, on which livestock is kept for feeding.
  2. Ground covered with grass or herbage, used or suitable for the grazing of livestock.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 23:2 ↗:
      He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
    • 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iv]:
      So graze as you find pasture.
  3. (obsolete) Food, nourishment.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.x:
      Ne euer is he wont on ought to feed, / But toades and frogs, his pasture poysonous [...].
Synonyms Translations Verb

pasture (pastures, present participle pasturing; past and past participle pastured)

  1. (transitive) To move animals into a pasture#Noun|pasture.
  2. (intransitive) To graze.
  3. (transitive) To feed, especially on growing grass; to supply grass as food for.
    The farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.
  • German: weiden
  • Russian: пасти́
  • Spanish: pastar

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