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browse

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verb \ˈbrau̇z\

Definition of browse

browsed

browsing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to consume as browse b :  graze

  3. 2 :  to look over casually :  skim

  4. 3 :  to access (a network) by means of a browser

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to feed on or as if on browse b :  graze

  7. 2 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

browsable

play \ˈbrau̇-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of browse in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of browse

Middle English brouusen, probably from Anglo-French brouts


First Known Use: 15th century


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browse

noun

Definition of browse

  1. 1 :  tender shoots, twigs, and leaves of trees and shrubs used by animals for food

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of browsing

Origin and Etymology 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


BROWSE Defined for English Language Learners

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browse

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verb \ˈbrau̇z\

Definition of browse for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


BROWSE Defined for Kids

browse

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verb \ˈbrau̇z\

Definition of browse for Students

browsed

browsing

  1. 1 :  to read or look in a casual way <We went in the shop to browse.>

  2. 2 :  to nibble young shoots and foliage <browsing deer>



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