pasture / pastor


pasture / pastor
   A pasture is a place where farm animals graze: Al Falfa puts his cows out into the pasture every morning.
   A pastor is a member of the clergy, a minister of a church: Noah Sarque is the pastor of the local Baptist Church.

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  • pasture / pastor —    A pasture is a place where farm animals graze: Al Falfa puts his cows out into the pasture every morning.    A pastor is a member of the clergy, a minister of a church: Noah Sarque is the pastor of the local Baptist Church …   Confused words

  • 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

  • Pastor — Pas tor, n. [L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. Cf. {Pabulum}, {Pasture}, {Food}.] 1. A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds. [1913 Webster] 2. A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the charge of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pastor roseus — Pastor Pas tor, n. [L., fr. pascere, pastum, to pasture, to feed. Cf. {Pabulum}, {Pasture}, {Food}.] 1. A shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds. [1913 Webster] 2. A guardian; a keeper; specifically (Eccl.), a minister having the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pastor — (n.) mid 13c., shepherd, also spiritual guide, shepherd of souls (late 14c.), from O.Fr. pastur herdsman, shepherd (12c.), from L. pastorem (nom. pastor) shepherd, from pastus, pp. of pascere to lead to pasture, graze, from PIE root *pa to tend,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • pastor — [14] Latin pāstor meant ‘shepherd’. It came from the same base as produced pāscere ‘feed’, source of English pasture and repast, and hence denoted etymologically ‘one who grazes sheep’. The ‘animal husbandry’ sense is still fairly alive and well… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • pastor — [14] Latin pāstor meant ‘shepherd’. It came from the same base as produced pāscere ‘feed’, source of English pasture and repast, and hence denoted etymologically ‘one who grazes sheep’. The ‘animal husbandry’ sense is still fairly alive and well… …   Word origins

  • pastor — pastorless, adj. pastorlike, pastorly, adj. /pas teuhr, pah steuhr/, n. 1. a minister or priest in charge of a church. 2. a person having spiritual care of a number of persons. 3. Ornith. any of various starlings, esp. Sturnus roseus (rosy… …   Universalium


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