pasture

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pasture(
pah
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schuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (grazing field)
a. el pasto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Every morning, the shepherd took his sheep to the same pasture.Todas las mañanas, el pastor llevaba a sus ovejas al mismo pasto.
b. el prado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In front of the house there was a pasture where cows were grazing.Frente a la casa, había un prado en el que pacían las vacas.
2. (grazing land)
a. los pastos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Around two thirds of the valley is pasture.Alrededor de dos tercios del valle son pastos.
3. (herbage)
a. el pasto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We'll be growing pasture for our cattle this year.Este año vamos a cultivar pasto para nuestro ganado.
b. la pastura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Beef from cattle that are fed on pasture is healthier than grain-fed beef.La carne de res alimentada a base de pastura es más saludable que la de res alimentada a base de grano.
4. (act of grazing)
a. el pastoreo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
These lands are more suitable for pasture than for cultivation.Estas tierras son más adecuadas para el pastoreo que para el cultivo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to graze)
a. pastar
Around 2,000 head of cattle pasture in these plains.Alrededor de 2,000 cabezas de ganado pastan en estas llanuras.
b. pacer
The horses pasture in peace as the rain falls.Los caballos pacen tranquilamente mientras la lluvia cae.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to put to graze)
a. apacentar
The ranchers pasture the cattle in the mountains in the summer.En verano los ganaderos apacentan el ganado en las montañas.
7. (to graze on)
a. pastar
A flock of sheep was pasturing the green grass in the meadow a few meters from us.A unos metros de nosotros, un rebaño de ovejas pastaba la hierba verde del prado.
pastures
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (life situation)
a. los horizontes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After eight years on the job, Tom handed in his notice and headed for new pastures.Tras ocho años en el puesto, Tom dimitió y partió en pos de nuevos horizontes.
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pasture
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el pasto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
to put somebody out to pasturejubilar a alguien
3. (fig)
a.
to move on to pastures newir en busca de nuevos horizontes
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pasture [ˈpɑːstʃəʳ]
noun
(field) pasto (m); prado (m); (pastureland) tierra(s) (f)
plural
de pastoreo; (p)
to put animals out to pasture apacentar or pastorear el ganado; they're putting me out to pasture me echan al pasto (como a caballo viejo)
to seek pastures new buscar nuevos horizontes
he's moved on to pastures new
transitive verb
[+animals] apacentar; pastorear; [+grass] comer; pacer;
intransitive verb
pastar; pacer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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