Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BROWSE

Pronunciation:  brawz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of feeding by continual nibbling
  2. [n]  reading superficially or at random
  3. [v]  eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
  4. [v]  look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"
  5. [v]  feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
  6. [v]  shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

BROWSE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: browsing, browsing, crop, graze, graze, pasture, range, shop, surf
 See Also: antique, comparison-shop, eat, eating, feed, feeding, look for, look for, nosh, reading, search, search, seek, seek, snack, window-shop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Browse\ (brouz), n. [OF. brost, broust, sprout, shoot,
    F. brout browse, browsewood, prob. fr. OHG. burst, G. borste,
    bristle; cf. also Armor. brousta to browse. See {Bristle},
    n., {Brush}, n.]
    The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the
    food of cattle and other animals; green food. --Spenser.
          Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, On
          browse, and corn, and flowery meadows feed. --Dryden.
  2. \Browse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Browsed} (brouzd); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Browsing}.] [For broust, OF. brouster, bruster, F.
    brouter. See {Browse}, n., and cf. {Brut}.]
    1. To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees,
       shrubs, etc.; -- said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some
       other animals.
             Yes, like the stag, when snow the plasture sheets,
             The barks of trees thou browsedst.    --Shak.
    2. To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
             Fields . . . browsed by deep-uddered kine.
  3. \Browse\ (brouz), v. i.
    1. To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or
       trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer.
    2. To pasture; to feed; to nibble. --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: batten upon, crop, dip into, fatten on, fatten upon, feast on, feast upon, feed on, flip through, glance at, glance over, glance through, go marketing, go over, go shopping, graze, live on, look over, look through, market, pasture on, peruse, prey on, run over, run through, scan, shop, skim, thumb over, thumb through, window-shop