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browse

 (brouz)
v. browsed, brows·ing, brows·es
v.intr.
1.
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.
2. To look for information on the Internet.
3. To feed on leaves, young shoots, and other vegetation; graze.
v.tr.
1. To look through or over (something) casually: browsed the newspaper; browsing the gift shops for souvenirs.
2. To read (websites) casually on the Internet.
3.
a. To nibble; crop.
b. To graze on.
n.
1. Young twigs, leaves, and shoots that are fit for animals to eat.
2. An act of browsing.

[Probably from obsolete French broust, young shoot, from Old French brost, of Germanic origin.]

brows′a·ble (-zə-bəl) adj.

browse

(braʊz)
vb
1. to look through (a book, articles for sale in a shop, etc) in a casual leisurely manner
2. (Communications & Information) computing to search for and read hypertext, esp on the internet
3. (Zoology) (of deer, goats, etc) to feed upon (vegetation) by continual nibbling
n
4. the act or an instance of browsing
5. (Zoology) the young twigs, shoots, leaves, etc, on which certain animals feed
[C15: from French broust, brost (modern French brout) bud, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon brustian to bud]

browse

(braʊz)

v. browsed, brows•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to eat, nibble at, or feed on (foliage, berries, etc.).
2. to graze; pasture on.
3. to look through or glance at casually.
v.i.
4. to feed on or nibble at foliage, lichen, berries, etc.
5. to graze.
6. to glance at random through a book, magazine, etc.
7. to look leisurely at goods displayed for sale, as in a store.
n.
8. tender shoots or twigs of shrubs and trees as food for cattle, deer, etc.
9. an act or instance of browsing.
[1400–50; late Middle English]

browse


Past participle: browsed
Gerund: browsing

Imperative
browse
browse
Present
I browse
you browse
he/she/it browses
we browse
you browse
they browse
Preterite
I browsed
you browsed
he/she/it browsed
we browsed
you browsed
they browsed
Present Continuous
I am browsing
you are browsing
he/she/it is browsing
we are browsing
you are browsing
they are browsing
Present Perfect
I have browsed
you have browsed
he/she/it has browsed
we have browsed
you have browsed
they have browsed
Past Continuous
I was browsing
you were browsing
he/she/it was browsing
we were browsing
you were browsing
they were browsing
Past Perfect
I had browsed
you had browsed
he/she/it had browsed
we had browsed
you had browsed
they had browsed
Future
I will browse
you will browse
he/she/it will browse
we will browse
you will browse
they will browse
Future Perfect
I will have browsed
you will have browsed
he/she/it will have browsed
we will have browsed
you will have browsed
they will have browsed
Future Continuous
I will be browsing
you will be browsing
he/she/it will be browsing
we will be browsing
you will be browsing
they will be browsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been browsing
you have been browsing
he/she/it has been browsing
we have been browsing
you have been browsing
they have been browsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been browsing
you will have been browsing
he/she/it will have been browsing
we will have been browsing
you will have been browsing
they will have been browsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been browsing
you had been browsing
he/she/it had been browsing
we had been browsing
you had been browsing
they had been browsing
Conditional
I would browse
you would browse
he/she/it would browse
we would browse
you would browse
they would browse
Past Conditional
I would have browsed
you would have browsed
he/she/it would have browsed
we would have browsed
you would have browsed
they would have browsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.browse - 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"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
2.browse - reading superficially or at randombrowse - reading superficially or at random  
reading - the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message; "his main reading was detective stories"; "suggestions for further reading"
3.browse - the act of feeding by continual nibbling
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
Verb1.browse - shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
surf, browse - look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
comparison-shop - compare prices for a given item
antique - shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"
window-shop - examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
2.browse - feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
eat, feed - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
range - let eat; "range the animals in the prairie"
pasture, graze, crop - let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
3.browse - look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
browse, shop - shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
4.browse - eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
nosh, snack - eat a snack; eat lightly; "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

browse

verb
1. skim, scan, glance at, survey, look through, look round, dip into, leaf through, peruse, flip through, examine cursorily There are plenty of biographies for him to browse over.
2. graze, eat, feed, crop, pasture, nibble three red deer stags browsing 50 yards from my lodge

browse

verb
To look through reading matter casually:
dip into, flip through, glance at (or over) (or through), leaf (through), riffle (through), run through, scan, skim, thumb (through).
Translations
أكْلُ الحَيَواناتتَصَفُّحيَبْحَثُ عن مادّةٍ في الكومبيوترريَتَصَفَّحُ الكِتابيَرْعى، يأكُلُ العُشْب
hledatlistovatpást sepastvaprohledávat
ædebladebladenbrowsegræsse
selata
razgledati
böngészésböngészikolvasgat
bíta, vera á beitblaîa í, skoîaglugg, skoîun
拾い読みする
훑어보다
ganytisnaršyklėnaršytinaršytojasskabymas
graušanagrauzt lapasparlukotpavirši lasīt, šķirstītšķirstīšana
letmé prezeranie
brskatilistati
bläddra
ดูคร่าวๆ
göz atmakotlamaotlamakşöyle bir bakmaktaze sürgün
xem lướt qua

browse

[braʊz]
A. VI
1. (in shop) → echar una ojeada, curiosear
to spend an hour browsing in a bookshoppasar una hora hojeando los libros en una librería
2. [animal] → pacer
3. (Internet) → curiosear
B. VT
1. (also browse through) [+ book] → hojear; [+ clothes] → mirar, echar un vistazo a
2. [animal] [+ grass] → pacer; [+ trees] → ramonear
C. N to have a browse (around)echar una ojeada or un vistazo
browse on VI + PREP [animal] → pacer

browse

[ˈbraʊz]
vi
(= look) (in shops)
"Hello may I help you?" - - "No, thanks, I'm just browsing." → "Bonjour, est-ce que je peux vous aider?" - - " Non merci, je regarde."
I like to spend Saturday mornings in town, browsing → J'aime passer mes samedis matin à flâner dans les boutiques.
(= read) → bouquiner, feuilleter les livres
(on Internet)surfer sur le Net, naviguer sur le Net
[animal] → paître
vt
(= look at) [+ shop] → flâner dans
(= visit) [+ site] → surfer sur, naviguer sur
(= look through) [+ book, catalogue] → feuilleter
n
to have a browse [shopper] → regarder dans les magasins
browse through
vt
[+ book, paper] → feuilleter, parcourir
[+ site] → surfer sur, naviguer sur

browse

vi
to browse among the booksin den Büchern schmökern; to browse through a bookin einem Buch schmökern; to browse (around)sich umsehen
(Comput) → browsen, surfen
(cattle)weiden; (deer)äsen
vt to browse somethingetw durchsehen or -suchen; to browse the Internetim Internet surfen
n to have a browse (around)sich umsehen; to have a browse through the booksin den Büchern schmökern; to have a browse around the bookshopssich in den Buchläden umsehen

browse

[braʊz]
1. vi (in bookshop) → curiosare (leggicchiando qua e là); (in other shop) → guardare in giro, curiosare; (animal) → brucare
to browse through a book → sfogliare un libro
2. n to have a browse (around)dare un'occhiata (in giro)

browse

(brauz) verb
1. (of animals) to feed (on shoots or leaves of plants).
2. (of people) to glance through a book etc casually. I don't want to buy a book – I'm just browsing.
3. to search computer material, especially on a worldwide network.
noun
1. shoots, twigs or leaves as food for cattle.
2. an act of browsing.

browse

يَسْتَعْرِض prohlédnout browse umsehen (sich) ξεφυλλίζω echar una ojeada, ojear selata naviguer razgledati curiosare 拾い読みする 훑어보다 rondkijken bla gjennom przejrzeć olhar sem compromisso скользить взглядом bläddra ดูคร่าวๆ göz atmak xem lướt qua 浏览
References in classic literature ?
The Narragansetts were suffered to browse on the branches of the trees and shrubs that were thinly scattered over the summit of the hill, while the remains of their provisions were spread under the shade of a beech, that stretched its horizontal limbs like a canopy above them.
She browse around the hills and scour the woods with me -- alone -- and I as good as engaged to be married?
Miss Maxwell's sitting-room was lined on two sides with bookshelves, and Rebecca was allowed to sit before the fire and browse among the books to her heart's delight for an hour or more.
Pardieu, if that is all, I am hungry, too; but it is not everything to be hungry, one must find something to eat, unless we browse on the grass, like our horses "
Here and there a tuft of grass would peer above the snow; but they were in general driven to browse the twigs and tender branches of the trees.
My horse was left to browse on the twigs that grew within his reach, while I explored the shores of the lake and the spot where Templeton stands.
They shall never cross thy trail, nor sleep near thee, nor follow after thee, nor browse by thy lair.
than those which your April greensward gives your cows to browse upon; while I, a poet, am hooted, and shiver, and owe twelve sous, and the soles of my shoes are so transparent, that they might serve as glasses for your lantern
She was working at a great design of a tropical river running through a tropical forest, where spotted deer would eventually browse upon masses of fruit, bananas, oranges, and giant pomegranates, while a troop of naked natives whirled darts into the air.
And already the site of the house is undiscoverable, the location of the stone walls may be deduced from the configuration of the landscape, and I am renewing the battle, putting in angora goats to browse away the brush that has overrun Haska's clearing and choked Haska's apple trees to death.
They must have led me a mile or more at least before they again halted and commenced to browse upon the rank, luxuriant grasses.
We would not have our guardians grow up amid images of moral deformity, as in some noxious pasture, and there browse and feed upon many a baneful herb and flower day by day, little by little, until they silently gather a festering mass of corruption in their own soul.