verb \ˈbraz\

: to look at many things in a store, in a newspaper, etc., to see if there is something interesting or worth buying

: to use a special program (called a browser) to find and look at information on the Internet

of an animal : to eat grass, plants, etc.


Full Definition of BROWSE

transitive verb
a :  to consume as browse
b :  graze
:  to look over casually :  skim
:  to access (a network) by means of a browser
intransitive verb
a :  to feed on or as if on browse
b :  graze
a :  to skim through a book reading passages that catch the eye
b :  to look over or through an aggregate of things casually especially in search of something of interest
brows·able \ˈbra-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of BROWSE

  1. Several customers were browsing in the bookstore.
  2. He was browsing the want ads in the newspaper.
  3. cows browsing in the pasture

Origin of BROWSE

Middle English brouusen, probably from Anglo-French brouts
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with BROWSE



Definition of BROWSE

:  tender shoots, twigs, and leaves of trees and shrubs used by animals for food
:  an act or instance of browsing

Origin of BROWSE

probably modification of Anglo-French brouts, plural of brout sprout, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon brustian to sprout, and perhaps to Old English brēost breast — more at breast
First Known Use: 1523


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