graze

Definitions

  • A man sits on a grazing horse
    A man sits on a grazing horse
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v graze eat lightly, try different dishes "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
    • v graze scrape gently "graze the skin"
    • v graze feed as in a meadow or pasture "the herd was grazing"
    • v graze let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
    • v graze break the skin (of a body part) by scraping "She was grazed by the stray bullet"
    • n graze the act of grazing
    • n graze a superficial abrasion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Graze A light touch; a slight scratch.
    • Graze The act of grazing; the cropping of grass. "Turning him out for a graze on the common."
    • Graze To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows.
    • Graze To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse. "The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead."
    • Graze To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for. "A field or two to graze his cows."
    • Graze To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.
    • Graze To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing. "When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep."
    • Graze To touch something lightly in passing.
    • Graze To yield grass for grazing. "The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • graze To eat grass; feed on growing herbage.
    • graze To supply grass.
    • graze To spread and devour, as fire.
    • graze To feed or supply with growing grass; furnish pasture for.
    • graze To feed on; eat growing herbage from.
    • graze To tend while grazing, as cattle.
    • n graze The act of grazing or feeding on grass.
    • graze To touch or rub lightly in passing; brush lightly the surface of: as, the bullet grazed his cheek; the ship grazed the rocks.
    • graze To abrade; scrape the skin from.
    • graze To act with a slight rubbing or abrading motion; give a light touch in moving or passing.
    • n graze The act of grazing or slightly abrading; a slight stroke or scratch in passing.
    • n graze In gunnery, the point where a shot strikes the ground or water and rebounds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Graze grāz to eat or feed on grass: to feed or supply with grass:
    • v.i Graze to eat grass: to supply grass
    • v.t Graze grāz to pass lightly along the surface.
    • v.t Graze grāz (obs.) to tend while grazing
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Quotations

  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.”
  • Michel De Certeau
    Michel De Certeau
    “The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual.”
  • KaThe Kollwitz
    KaThe Kollwitz
    “No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. grasen, AS. grasian, fr. græs, grass. See Grass
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From grass.

Usage

In literature:

While the cattle were grazing, the cowboys would fall to and satisfy their own appetites.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
CAUSE: Cattle become affected with this worm by grazing in pastures in which infested cattle have grazed and scattered their droppings.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
High up on distant hills, bands of sheep were grazing.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
This land is well adapted to grazing and the government has allowed free use of it to stockmen as pasture lands.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
The young men are out with the sheep or are looking after the yaks grazing in the mountains.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
We had to picket the burros out, to graze, at first, or they might have gone back to town.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The others are away grazing.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
Fortunately the horses stopped to graze at a tempting spot of grass which they found on their way.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
The nag was grazing, when one of the instruments fell down, at which the beast commenced kicking, to show his displeasure.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
One had apparently penetrated his shoulder, the other had grazed his temple.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
Instinctively he threw himself forward on the neck of his horse, and as he did so felt the spear graze his back below the shoulders.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
Since yesterday I have just grazed three picket posts.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Large meadows with cattle grazing upon them; wheat fields, vegetables of all sorts, vineyards, all pass before my eyes as in a kaleidoscope.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The other stock was off on the range between the ranch and Gonzales, grazing.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Hundreds of black, white, and brown yaks were grazing on the green patches of grass.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Beyond, in browning hay meadows, grazed a herd of cattle and twenty or thirty head of horses.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
On the cactus-covered slope opposite a herd of cattle was grazing.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
To the north, north-east and north-west behind this place were to be seen delightful green round-topped hills, also with excellent grazing.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
And grazing there were three animals.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
It was quite likely that buffalo would be found grazing there.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

He gives the grazing ox his meat,
He hears the raven's cry;
But man, who tastes his finest wheat,
Should raise his honors high.
"Psalm 147" by Isaac Watts
"He loves the grass-green meadows,
The grazing kine's sweet breath;
He loathes your bloody Horg-stones,
Your gifts that smell of death.
"The Dole Of Jarl Thorkell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thy neighing steeds and lowing herds,
Thy numerous flocks around thee graze,
And the best purple Tyre affords
Thy robe magnificent displays.
"Horace, Book II. Ode XVI." by William Cowper
To-day there is no sound at all
Save sounds that hint of perfect peace;
The cattle grazing by the wall,
The stream whose murmurs never cease.
"A Border Keep" by Alexander Anderson
Damoetas.
"Back with the she-goats, Tityrus, grazing there
So near the river! I, when time shall serve,
Will take them all, and wash them in the pool."
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
Come ye hither all, whom joy
Doth destroy,
While ye graze without your bounds:
Here is joy that drowneth quite
Your delight,
As a floud the lower grounds.
"The Invitation" by George Herbert

In news:

Producers who are able to graze out cattle on their wheat pasture as part of a dual-purpose management system need to take stock of both livestock markets and the local effects of recent and projected weather patterns.
Millet Works Great For Swath Grazing.
Good source of grazing, hay.
A white- tailed deer investigates the road as she grazes with her two fawn at Peck Ranch in southeast Missouri on Monday.
A herd of 22 bison grazes at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City.
Parsons, Kansas — Summer annuals are often used by cattle producers for summer grazing or harvested for hay.
Depending how far south you live, some have already started to graze pastures.
Sam Rigby walks by a tree that fell and grazed his house and hit his neighbor's house during Superstorm Sandy.
Pippa Middleton's Bust-Grazing, High- Waisted Skirt: Love It or Hate It.
A horse grazes on the levee next to flooded homes after Isaac came through the region, in Braithwaite, La.
The sheep graze and even munch on fallen nut meat.
A white-tailed deer investigates the road as she grazes with her two fawn at Peck Ranch in southeast Missouri on Monday.
Grazing standing corn and bales make it possible.
A herd of bison graze on the 1,100 acre Windmill Pasture at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City.
"Take Half, Leave Half," is a grazing rule of thumb which Mindy Hubert, SDSU Extension small acreage field specialist, says has taken on a new meaning during the drought.
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In science:

Nambu, “Black hole formation in the grazing collision of high-energy particles,” Phys.
Tests of Classical Gravity Description for Microscopic Black Hole Production
Since it is such a grazing incidence, and because the CME2 FR is also not too far away from the Sun-Earth line, confidence in this conclusion is not high, but we do find it more likely that the CME1 FR accounts for the geoeffective ejecta than the CME2 FR.
A Coronal Hole's Effects on CME Shock Morphology in the Inner Heliosphere
This is similar to estimating the size of a French mountain valley by taking the r.m.s. dispersion in the locations of individuals in a flock of sheep grazing in the valley. I now turn to the measurement of F2 (x, Q2) by the H1 and Zeus collaborations at HERA.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session
Even WX Ari, previously thought to be low inclination, shows grazing eclipses (Hellier et al. 1995).
The Nova-like Variables
Extracted values from hydrodynamic calculations show essentially no centrality dependence, except for the grazing collisions.
Collective flow and QCD phase transition
However, neutral atoms are only sensitive to the top most layer of a substrate while, despite its impressive success in the field of surface science, the grazing X-ray diffraction technique is limited in its application because it implies the use of high intensity synchrotron radiations sources.
Optical response of supported particles
The resulting depressions (one on each side) will be in the shadow from the central star, with a shade area dependent on the grazing angle, φ(r).
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
The disk will get disturbed as planet formation commences, which may affect the thermal balance locally given the small value of the grazing angle, φ.
On the Snow Line in Dusty Protoplanetary Disks
For low energy solar neutrinos the earth effect diminishes for η > ηc = 0.5779, the nadir angle grazing the boundary between the core and the mantle.
The Earth Regeneration Effect of Solar Neutrinos: a Numerical Treatment with Three Active Neutrino Flavors
Grazing rays and reflection of singularities of solutions to wave equations.
Inverse problems in N-body scattering
For normal incidence the bound state is at zero energy and disperses towards, eventually merging into, the continuum edge as the incident tra jectory approaches grazing incidence.
Thermodynamic properties of thin films of superfluid 3He-A
These states appear only near grazing incidence and are weakly bound with energies just below the continuum edge.
Thermodynamic properties of thin films of superfluid 3He-A
If the estimates brought about by dynamical approaches and by analyses of hadrons abundances are reliable, we have just grazed the phase boundary of the deconfined sector at the SPS.
Electromagnetic radiation from relativistic nuclear collisions
Now, for time like geodesics (L = 1), s is the proper time and hence an observer falling with time like particle also skirts the physical singularity at r = 0 by asymptotically grazing the critical radius at r = q(D).
Wormhole and C-field
The distribution of the current in the conductors is therefore not a simple exponential, and the uncertainty on this distribution affects strongly those pions which graze and have considerable pathlength through the conductor material.
Accelerator Neutrino Beams
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