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

Apple also says its store includes apps that compete with its own products, including Google Maps and Google’s Chrome browser. Washington Post, "Is ‘Big Tech’ too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny," 5 June 2019 It's become increasingly popular on several platforms and devices, including Twitter, Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Google's Chrome browser. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "The iPhone's new dark mode: Why you should care," 5 June 2019 Google has a large or majority market share in several important industries including online advertising, internet browsers, mobile operating systems and e-mail., "Google, facing U.S. antitrust probe, has a battle plan ready from its EU fight," 3 June 2019 Firefox's August data report put the browser's monthly active user base at 250 million. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Firefox Now Lets You Know When You've Been Hacked," 25 Sep. 2018 The era of targeting that tracks you across browsers, platforms and across the city. Rani Molla, Recode, "Billboards — yes, billboards — are having a heyday in a digital world," 25 Sep. 2018 Say no to Web browser extensions and pop-up messages. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "Password managers have a security flaw, but you should still use one," 19 Feb. 2019 Potomac Watch Podcast Your browser does not support the audio tag. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Vote Fraud, in the Flesh," 22 Feb. 2019 In addition to a browser, Facebook is also launching support for its Instant Games platform on Portal, starting with titles like Battleship and Words with Friends. Casey Newton, The Verge, "22 predictions for social media in 2019," 15 Dec. 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 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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