brows·​er | \ ˈbrau̇-zər How to pronounce browser (audio) \

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 Microsoft scaled down support for the once omnipresent Internet Explorer on Wednesday after a 27-year run, to focus on its faster browser, Microsoft Edge. Reuters, CNN, 18 June 2022 The PCMag Speed Test works on any secure desktop or mobile web browser. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 17 June 2022 Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on its first-ever internet browser after more than 27 years in action. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 15 June 2022 Google has warned Chrome users that multiple new vulnerabilities have been found in its browser. Gordon Kelly, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Log in to your Disney+ account on the browser or through the mobile app. Christian De Looper, BGR, 24 May 2022 Free shopping apps, websites and browser extensions are highly recommended. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 14 May 2022 The extension is also on Edge but is poorly reviewed by users of that browser. Reece Rogers, Wired, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of browser

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of browser was in 1675

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

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“Browser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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brows·​er | \ ˈbrau̇-zər How to pronounce browser (audio) \

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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