graze

(redirected from grazed)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to grazed: grazing land

graze

[grāz]
(ordnance)
To pass close to the surface, as a shot that follows a path nearly parallel to the ground and low enough to strike a standing person.
Burst of a projectile at the instant of impact with the ground. Also known as graze burst.
In time fire, a burst on impact with the ground or other material object on a level with or below the target.
(vertebrate zoology)
To feed by browsing on, cropping, and eating grass.
References in periodicals archive ?
The data of cover were collected from protected and unprotected areas from all three sites, twice a year in March-April (pre-monsoon) and September-October (post-monsoon) and calculated the percentage of cover reduction from grazed and un-grazed cover of under grazing plants species in pre monsoon and post monsoon.
It is only after these options are exhausted that the animal is euthanised however this is becoming increasingly difficult, both regionally and nationally, due to the number of horses being grazed illegally or abandoned.
Prior to reintroduction of cattle grazing, we established permanent paired plots (one cattle grazed plot and one ungrazed exclosure; ITT 1996) in each of the 11 paddocks.
These grazed riparian areas are susceptible to trampling and elimination of vegetation through uprooting (Clary and Webster, 1989).
If a pasture is grazed continually through the season, without rest periods facilitated by rotation, cattle keep going back to the same short plants, seeking out phase one grasses.
But if it's not grazed off over the next few weeks, the result will be an increasing amount of dead material in the base of the sward resulting in poorer grazing quality when cows do finally get out to graze.
2002 a large and intense wildfire burned across the study area we had sampled for rodents in 2000-2001, including all the grazed and ungrazed plots.
Working in the Central Valley grasslands of California, Hunter (1991) found that there were fewer Botta's Pocket Gophers in grazed areas.
These fragments were fenced by ranchers and grazed by cattle and provided some habitat for the Texas kangaroo rat.
1 : to rub lightly in passing : barely touch <The bat just grazed the ball.
72-ha pastures of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and berseem clover (Trifolium alexandrium) were grazed in December and January.
In a rainfall simulator study, Beukes and Cowling (2003) found an increase in the steady-state infiltration rate and cumulative infiltration for grazed pastures, probably caused by the fragmentation of soil crusts compared to control sites, but this increase was absent for a second rain event.