verb (used with object), browsed, brows·ing.
verb (used without object), browsed, brows·ing.
Origin of browse
Examples from the Web for browse
You get to browse full menus by phone and receive confirmation when your order is being processed.
Make it easy for me to browse all the new releases—and not just the titles you want to promote.25 Things I Want from an Online Music Service (and Almost Never Get)|Ted Gioia|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Will millionaire buyers really be willing to browse for Monets alongside the Average Joe sorting paintings by Price: Low to High?
Employers can now browse these profiles and choose beautiful employees.Lady Gaga's Fake Nail Sells for $12,000; Israeli Soldiers Reportedly Disciplined for Underwear Photo Shoot|The Fashion Beast Team|June 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Historians, journalists, and scholars regularly use the National Archives search engine to browse declassified material.
After this he can be trusted to browse pretty much as he chooses.Literature for Children|Orton Lowe
These are supposed to be afterwards covered with browse, hay, or rushes and the roof shingled with bark or thatched.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|D.C. Beard
As before, he traveled leisurely, pausing often to browse or to stare at some larger animal upon whose path he chanced.Followers of the Trail|Zoe Meyer
Eventually it did move a few feet back from the waters edge and there appeared to browse on some dwarf birches.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
The ends may be enclosed by the addition of other trees—poles, browse, etc., roughly thatched to serve as a wind break.Touring Afoot|Claude Powell Fordyce
British Dictionary definitions for browse
Word Origin for browse
Word Origin and History for browse
mid-15c., "feed on buds," from Middle French brouster, from Old French broster "to sprout, bud," from brost "young shoot, twig," probably from Proto-Germanic *brustjan "to bud," from PIE *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (see breast (n.)). Lost its final -t in English on the mistaken notion that the letter was a past participle inflection. Figurative extension to "peruse" (books) is 1870s, American English. Related: Browsed; browsing.