- The definition of browse means to look at someone or something casually.
- An example of browse is window shopping.
- An example of browse is looking around a room to find someone.
- leaves, twigs, and young shoots of trees or shrubs, which animals feed on
- the act of browsing
Origin: Old French brouz, plural of broust, a bud or shoot ; from Old Saxon brustian, to sprout: for Indo-European base see breast
- to nibble at (leaves, twigs, etc.)
- to graze on
- to examine casually; skim
Origin: ME 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
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verb browsed browsed, brows·ing, brows·es verb, intransitive
- a. To inspect something leisurely and casually: browsed through the map collection for items of interest.b. To read something superficially by selecting passages at random: browsed through the report during lunch.
- To look for information on the Internet.
- To feed on leaves, young shoots, and other vegetation; graze.
- To look through or over (something) casually: browsed the newspaper; browsing the gift shops for souvenirs.
- To read (websites) casually on the Internet.
- a. To nibble; crop.b. To graze on.
- Young twigs, leaves, and shoots that are fit for animals to eat.
- An act of browsing.
Origin: Probably from obsolete French broust, young shoot, from Old French brost, of Germanic origin.
- browsˈa·ble adjective
browse - Computer Definition
(1) On the Web, browse means to move from link to link to view the contents of Web pages. See Web browser.
(3) To view the file hierarchy on a disk. Browse is a primary function of a file manager, letting users peruse the files by name that are on the computer's drives. The browse function is also built into every Open and Save operation in an application. It allows the user to locate a file in order to open it and to select a folder in which to save a newly created file. See file manager.
(4) To view and edit a flow chart of a system created in a program specialized for visual system design.
(5) To view and edit a class hierarchy of objects in an object-oriented programming language. See object-oriented programming.
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