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browse - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'browse' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Browse [ n.]
- The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food.
- To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees, shrubs, etc.; -- said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some other animals.
- To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
2 . Browse [ v. i.]
- To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer.
- To pasture; to feed; to nibble.

Meaning of 'browse' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . browse [ n]
Meaning (1):
- vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
Example in sentence:
  • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
2 . browse [ v]
Meaning (2):
- look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
Example in sentence:
  • browse a computer directory;
  • surf the internet or the world wide web
Meaning (3):
- shop around; not necessarily buying
Example in sentence:
  • I don't need help, I'm just browsing
Meaning (4):
- feed as in a meadow or pasture
Example in sentence:
  • the herd was grazing
Meaning (5):
- eat lightly, try different dishes
Example in sentence:
  • There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing