brows·​er | \ˈbrau̇-zər \

Definition of browser 

1 : one that browses

2 : a computer program used for accessing sites or information on a network (such as the World Wide Web)

Examples of browser in a Sentence

There were a few browsers in the bookstore.

Recent Examples on the Web

This ensures that the features are not too tied to the implementation specifics of any one browser. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone," 4 Dec. 2018 Finally, Microsoft added a capability to Windows Device Application Guard, its secure browser within Windows. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10 blocks pesky notifications with improved Focus Assist feature in Build 18277," 7 Nov. 2018 One of the biggest sticking points here is Chrome; Google's browser is the most widely used third-party application on Windows. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft joining Qualcomm and Google to bring Chrome to Windows on ARM," 21 Nov. 2018 Firefox is letting users test a new extension that will track prices for certain items and generate browser notifications when the price drops (via VentureBeat). Jon Porter, The Verge, "Firefox test adds price tracking directly to its browser," 12 Nov. 2018 Employing emulation to view historic Animated GIFs in something close to a period specific CPU, operating system, and web browser is highly recommended for assessing this variability when preparing for exhibition. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Absurdly Complicated Art of GIF Preservation," 24 May 2018 Thanks to a spat that Google and Amazon can't seem to resolve, your only option for watching YouTube videos on an Amazon device right now is to use a browser. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Amazon's New Fire TV Device Is a Voice-Controlled Cube," 7 June 2018 Over the past few years, security practitioners have increasingly advised that people uninstall the stand-alone Flash app and use a browser that blocks Flash content by default. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Stymied by browsers, attackers embed Flash 0-day inside MS Office document," 7 June 2018 Previously, Opera indicated its awareness of cryptocurrency and the recent influx of scams by introducing anti-cryptojacking software in its web browsers. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Web browser Opera is testing a cryptocurrency wallet in its Android app," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of browser

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of browser

: a person who looks at the things being sold in a store to see if there is something worth buying : a person who browses

: a computer program that is used to find and look at information on the Internet


brows·​er | \ˈbrau̇-zər \

Kids Definition of browser

1 : a person or animal that browses

2 : a computer program providing access to sites on the World Wide Web

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