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pasture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pasturepas‧ture1 /ˈpɑːstʃə $ ˈpæstʃər/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 TAland or a field that is covered with grass and is used for cattle, sheep etc to feed on large areas of rough upland pasture the lush pastures of the southern counties2 put something/somebody out to pasture3 pastures new/greener pastures
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pastureBy pastures green, he leadeth me, the quiet waters by.Other considerations for siting Neolithic settlements included good water and soil, and convenient pasture land for newly domesticated animals.a cow pastureAs Balfour talked, the men casually watched the infested pasture.Net income on the pasture is £2450 per year.I said I hoped no angels were flying over the pasture.Radiating outwards are the paths to the pastures and the frontiers of the Masai world.Simon then had the agonising decision as to whether Wizard should stay or go off to pastures new.In some areas woodland, waste or upland pasture was cleared and developed and new settlements established.
Related topics: Agriculture
pasturepasture2 verb  1 [transitive]TAHBA to put animals outside in a field to feed on the grass2 [intransitive + on]TAHBA if animals pasture on a particular area of land, they eat the grass that is growing there
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pastureHaciendas have taken over lands previously used by their indigenous workers for domestic production and converted them to pasture.With the new set-aside agricultural policies, there is a possibility that cultivated parks can be put back to pasture.When horses and donkeys are pastured together there is no doubt that each species mates preferentially with its own kind.
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Verb table
pasture
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypasture
he, she, itpastures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypastured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pastured
he, she, ithas pastured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pastured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pasture
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pastured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pasturing
he, she, itis pasturing
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you, we, theyare pasturing
Past
I, he, she, itwas pasturing
you, we, theywere pasturing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pasturing
he, she, ithas been pasturing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pasturing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pasturing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pasturing
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