Definition of pasture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃər//
    On the farm, Animal homes, Animal farming
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] land covered with grass that is suitable for feeding animals on an area of permanent/rough/rich pasture high mountain pastures The cattle were put out to pasture. We drove through mile after mile of land cleared for pasture. By the time we got the cows back into the pasture, it was dark. See related entries: On the farm, Animal homes, Animal farming
  2. 2pastures [plural] the circumstances of your life, work, etc. I felt we were off to greener pastures (= a better way of life). (British English) She decided it was time to move on to pastures new (= a new job, place to live, etc.).
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from late Latin pastura ‘grazing’, from past- ‘grazed’, from the verb pascere.
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