verb (used with object), browsed, brows·ing.
verb (used without object), browsed, brows·ing.
Origin of browse
Synonyms for browse
Examples from the Web for browse
Contemporary Examples of browse
You get to browse full menus by phone and receive confirmation when your order is being processed.How Much Do You Tip A Robot Bartender?
October 25, 2014
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)
June 30, 2014
Will millionaire buyers really be willing to browse for Monets alongside the Average Joe sorting paintings by Price: Low to High?Amazon Opens Fine Art Market
August 8, 2013
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
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June 3, 2013
Historians, journalists, and scholars regularly use the National Archives search engine to browse declassified material.How Julian Assange Fooled the Media Once Again
April 16, 2013
Historical Examples of browse
My pony had nothing but browse for supper, and he was restless.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
They browse over the earth, but can sit up and eat like the squirrel.Little Men
Louisa May Alcott
Sheep like to roam over the hills, and browse on the bushes and moss.Minnie's Pet Lamb
When cattle are turned in, they browse the tender terminal growth.The Apple-Tree
L. H. Bailey
The man left the horse unchecked to browse by the roadside, and came to the door.Eli
Heman White Chaplin
Word Origin 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.