pasture


pasture
Pasture. s. f. Mangeaille des bestes & des oyseaux, & mesme des poissons. Dieu a soin de tous les animaux, il leur donne à chacun leur pasture. il leur apprend à chercher leur pasture. les petits poissons sont la pasture des gros. son corps a esté la pasture des loups, la pasture des V autours & des corbeaux. Nos corps deviendront la pasture des vers.
Pasture, signifie aussi fig. Ce qui nourrit l'esprit ou l'ame. Il ne faut pas laisser cet homme oisif, il faut donner de la pasture à son esprit. la parole de Dieu est la pasture de l'ame. pasture spirituelle.

Dictionnaire de l'Académie française . 1964.

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  • Pasture — is land with herbaceous vegetation cover used for grazing of ungulate livestock as part of a farm or ranch. Prior to the advent of mechanized farming, pasture was the primary source of food for grazing animals such as cattle and horses. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Pasture — Pas ture, n. [OF. pasture, F. p[^a]ture, L. pastura, fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. See {Pastor}.] 1. Food; nourishment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Toads and frogs his pasture poisonous. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: Grass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pasture — [pas′chər] n. [OFr < LL pastura < L pascere, to feed: see FOOD] 1. grass or other growing plants used as food by grazing animals 2. a) ground suitable for grazing b) a field, plot, etc. set aside for this vt. pastured …   English World dictionary

  • pasture — ► NOUN 1) land covered with grass, suitable for grazing cattle or sheep. 2) grass growing on such land. ► VERB ▪ put (animals) to graze in a pasture. ● pastures new Cf. ↑pastures new ● …   English terms dictionary

  • pasture — Pasture, et nourriture qu on baille aux bestes, Pabulum, Pastio, voyez Pasturage. Pasture et refection, Refectus, huius refectus. Qui a prins sa pasture, Pastus, participium …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Pasture — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pasture — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. pasture grass eaten by cattle, from L.L. pastura a feeding, grazing, from L. pastus, pp. of pascere to feed, graze (see PASTOR (Cf. pastor)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pasture — Pas ture, v. i. To feed on growing grass; to graze. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pasture — vb graze, *feed, nourish …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pasture — pastural, adj. pastureless, adj. pasturer, n. /pas cheuhr, pahs /, n., v., pastured, pasturing. n. 1. Also called pastureland /pas cheuhr land , pahs /. an area covered with grass or other plants used or suitable for the grazing of livestock;… …   Universalium


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