- leaves, twigs, and young shoots of trees or shrubs, which animals feed on
- the act of browsing
Origin of browseOld French brouz, plural of broust, a bud or shoot from Old Saxon brustian, to sprout: for Indo-European base see breast
transitive verbbrowsed, brows′ing
- to nibble at (leaves, twigs, etc.)
- to graze on
- to examine casually; skim
- Comput. to look through information on (the Internet, a website, etc.), as with a browser
Origin of browseME brousen < OFr brouster < the n.
- to nibble at leaves, twigs, etc.
- to look through a book or books casually, reading passages here and there
- to look casually over articles for sale
- to view or look over casually any collection or gathering, as in searching for items of interest
- Comput. to look through information on the Internet, as with a browser