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

 

pasture

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pasture
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃər//
 
he / she / it pastures
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃərz//
 
past simple pastured
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃərd//
 
past participle pastured
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃərd//
 
-ing form pasturing
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːstʃərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstʃərɪŋ//
 
Animal farming
 
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pasture something to put animals in a field to feed on grass The cattle were pastured on rich meadow grass. See related entries: Animal farming Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin pastura ‘grazing’, from past- ‘grazed’, from the verb pascere.
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