graze

  • 1 Graze — Graze, v. i. 1. To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows. [1913 Webster] 2. To yield grass for grazing. [1913 Webster] The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Graze — (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed} (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS. grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.] 1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for. [1913 Webster] A field or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Graze — Graze, n. 1. The act of grazing; the cropping of grass. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Turning him out for a graze on the common. T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] 2. A light touch; a slight scratch. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 graze — Ⅰ. graze [1] ► VERB 1) (of cattle, sheep, etc.) eat grass in a field. 2) informal eat frequent snacks at irregular intervals. DERIVATIVES grazer noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to GRASS(Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 graze — vb pasture, *feed, nourish graze vb *brush, glance, shave, skim Analogous words: touch, contact (see corresponding nouns at CONTACT): injure, hurt, harm: *deface, disfigure: wound, bruise, contuse (see corresponding nouns at WOUND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 graze — graze·able; graze; …

    English syllables

  • 7 graze — [v1] touch abrade, brush, carom, chafe, glance off, kiss*, ricochet, rub, scrape, scratch, shave*, skim, skip; concept 612 Ant. manhandle graze [v2] feed on bite, browse, champ, crop, crunch, eat, forage, gnaw, masticate, munch, nibble, pasture,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 graze — index contact (touch) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 grąžė — sf. žr. grąža 3: Ar sodinsime bulves grąžėse? Nj …

    Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • 10 graze — graze1 [grāz] vt. grazed, grazing [ME grasen < OE grasian < base of græs, gærs, GRASS] 1. to feed on (growing grass, herbage, a pasture, etc.) 2. to put livestock to feed on (growing grass, herbage, etc.) 3. to tend (feeding livestock) …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 graze — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ minor, slight, small VERB + GRAZE ▪ have, suffer ▪ She suffered only minor grazes in the crash …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 graze — I UK [ɡreɪz] / US verb Word forms graze : present tense I/you/we/they graze he/she/it grazes present participle grazing past tense grazed past participle grazed 1) a) [intransitive] to eat grass growing in a field The sheep were grazing… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 graze — graze1 [greız] v [: Old English; Origin: grasian, from grAs; GRASS] 1.) [I and T] if an animal grazes, or if you graze it, it eats grass that is growing graze on ▪ Groups of cattle were grazing on the rich grass. ▪ fields where they used to graze …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 graze — graze1 [ greız ] verb 1. ) intransitive to eat grass growing in a field: The sheep were grazing peacefully. a ) transitive to put an animal in a place where it can eat grass: Farmers can now graze their cattle on the mountain. 2. ) intransitive… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 graze — 01. The cows were [grazing] in the field when the wolves came. 02. The fields have been [grazed] by sheep, and are getting quite bare. 03. There were large herds of [grazing] animals, such as zebras, antelope and others, spread out across the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 graze — {{11}}graze (v.1) to feed, O.E. grasian to feed on grass, from græs grass (see GRASS (Cf. grass)). Cf. M.Du., M.H.G. grasen, Du. grazen, Ger. grasen. Figurative use by 1570s. Related: Grazed; grazing. {{12}}graze …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 17 graze — [[t]gre͟ɪz[/t]] grazes, grazing, grazed 1) V ERG When animals graze or are grazed, they eat the grass or other plants that are growing in a particular place. You can also say that a field is grazed by animals. Five cows graze serenely around a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 graze — I [[t]greɪz[/t]] v. grazed, graz•ing 1) agr. to feed on growing grass and herbage, as do cattle, sheep, etc 2) cvb inf Informal. a) cvb inf to eat small portions of food or snacks in place of regular meals b) to sample small portions of a variety …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 graze — [OE] There is no difficulty about the etymology of graze ‘feed on grass’: it was formed in Old English times as a derivative of grease 252 the noun græs (modern English grass). But what about graze in the sense ‘scrape lightly’, first recorded in …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 graze — 1 verb 1 EAT GRASS a) (I) if an animal grazes, it eats grass that is growing: The sheep continued to graze. b) (T) to let animals eat grass: fields where they used to graze their sheep 2 INJURE YOURSELF (T) to break the surface of your skin by… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English