Definition of Browse

1. Noun. Vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat. "A deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day"

Generic synonyms: Botany, Flora, Vegetation



2. Verb. Shop around; not necessarily buying. "In the summer they like to go out and browse"; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
Exact synonyms: Shop
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Related verbs: Surf
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Specialized synonyms: Comparison-shop, Antique, Window-shop
Derivative terms: Browser, Shop, Shopper, Shopping

3. Noun. Reading superficially or at random.
Exact synonyms: Browsing
Generic synonyms: Reading

4. Verb. Feed as in a meadow or pasture. "The animals browse"; "The herd was grazing"
Exact synonyms: Crop, Graze, Pasture, Range
Generic synonyms: Eat, Feed
Related verbs: Range, Crop, Graze, Pasture
Derivative terms: Graze, Grazing, Pasturage, Pasture, Pasture, Range

5. Noun. The act of feeding by continual nibbling.
Exact synonyms: Browsing
Generic synonyms: Eating, Feeding

6. Verb. Look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular. "Surf the internet or the world wide web"
Exact synonyms: Surf
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Related verbs: Shop
Derivative terms: Browser, Browser

7. Verb. Eat lightly, try different dishes. "Sam and Sue browse"; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
Exact synonyms: Graze
Generic synonyms: Nosh, Snack
Derivative terms: Graze

Definition of Browse

1. n. The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food.

2. v. t. To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees, shrubs, etc.; -- said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some other animals.

3. v. i. To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer.

Definition of Browse

1. Verb. To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand. ¹

2. Verb. To move about while sampling, such as with food or products on display. ¹

3. Verb. (computing) To successively load hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser. ¹

4. Verb. (context: of an animal) To move about while eating parts of plants, especially plants other than pasture, such as shrubs or trees. ¹

5. Noun. The shrub and tree parts eaten by browsing animals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Browse

1. to look at casually [v BROWSED, BROWSING, BROWSES]

Medical Definition of Browse

1. The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food. "Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, On browse, and corn, and flowery meadows feed." (Dryden) Origin: OF. Brost, broust, sprout, shoot, F. Brout browse, browsewood, prob. Fr. OHG. Burst, G. Borste, bristle; cf. Also Armor. Brousta to browse. See Bristle, Brush. 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." (Tennyson) Origin: For broust, OF. Brouster, bruster, F. Brouter. See Browse, and cf. Brut. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Browse

brownstone
brownstoned
brownstones
browntail
browntop
browntops
brownwort
brownworts
browny
browridge
browridges
brows
browsability
browsable
browsables
browse (current term)
browse protection
browseability
browseable
browsed
browser
browser hijacking
browserless
browsers
browses
browsewood
browsewrap
browsewraps
browsier
browsiest

Literary usage of Browse

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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1904)
"... are browse plants, a large number of other shrubs furnish feed for stock. These plants are especially valuable during the two seasons of short feed. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"The hearth may now be considered in its regular working state, having a mass of heated fuel, mixed with partly fused and semi-reduced ore, called browse, ..."

3. Camp Craft: Modern Practice and Equipment by Warren Hastings Miller (1915)
"He tells me that I would rather scratch browse around the woods like a chicken than cut me a good stretcher- bed pole frame with the axe like a man, ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Tithesby Samuel Toller by Samuel Toller (1822)
"Rogers, 103 Grant». 247 Keighley v. 266 Nixon c". 112 v. Thetford, 262 Brownlow Lord, Devie v. 53. 55. 57.273 browse, Mallock v. 194 Bruton, Lake v. ..."

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