- n. 草地；牧场；牧草
- vt. 放牧；吃草
- n. (Pasture)人名；(英)帕斯彻；(法)帕斯蒂尔
CET6 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL
- pasture (n.)
- c. 1300, "grass eaten by cattle," from Old French pasture "fodder, grass eaten by cattle" (12c., Modern French pâture), from Late Latin pastura "a feeding, grazing," from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere "to feed, graze" (see pastor). Meaning "land covered with vegetation suitable for grazing" is from early 14c. To be out to pasture "retired" is from 1945, from what was done (ideally) to horses after the active working life.
- pasture (v.)
- late 14c., of animals, "to graze;" early 15c., of humans, "to lead to pasture, to feed by putting in a pasture," from Old French pasturer (12c., Modern French pâturer, from pasture (see pasture (n.)). Related: Pastured; pasturing.
- 1. Every summer the shepherds drive the sheep up to pasture.
- 2. I'm retiring next month. They're putting me out to pasture.
- 3. It's about time this old sewing machine was put out to pasture.
- 4. This is the place where they used to pasture.
- 5. The boy got up very early every morning to pasture cattle.
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