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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Graze


GRAZE, verb transitive [Latin rado, rasi, or rodo, rosi.]

1. To rub or touch lightly in passing; to brush lightly in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall or the earth.

2. To feed or supply cattle with grass; to furnish pasture for; as, the farmer grazes large herds of cattle.

3. To feed on; to eat from the ground, as growing herbage.

The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.

4. To tend grazing cattle; as, Jacob grazed Laban's sheep.

GRAZE, verb intransitive To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.

1. To supply grass; as, the ground will not graze well.

2. To move on devouring.