- a person or thing that browses.
- Also called Web browser. Digital Technology. a software program that allows the user to find and read encoded documents in a form suitable for display, especially such a program for use on the World Wide Web.
Examples from the Web for browser
Browser preference might come down to how many times you want to slip your headset on and off.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn
October 18, 2014
“People read or write documents, read or write emails, and mostly read or write through the browser,” says Malka.The ‘Slow Web’ Movement Will Save Our Brains
June 16, 2014
But a browser plug-in that encrypts Facebook messages could change all that.Crypto for the Masses: Here’s How You Can Resist the NSA
May 12, 2014
You open your browser, check your email, maybe read The Daily Beast, check Facebook, and sign off.Surf Better With These 9 Killer Google Chrome Extensions
December 11, 2013
A Syrian activist, for example, can now experience the internet through the browser of a friend in the United States.Google Sends a Lifeline to Internet Users in Iran and China
October 21, 2013
Your browser must support the Unicode character set to use this file.Beowulf
You may need to adjust your browser settings for them to display properly.The Story of the Barbary Corsairs
Are they replaced by the computer, the Internet browser, and digital television?The Civilization of Illiteracy
If you are reading this text in a browser, you may like to adjust your window accordingly.A Treatise on Wood Engraving
Text containing these three characters will not be text-searchable in a browser.The English Village Community
- a person or animal that browses
- computing a software package that enables a user to find and read hypertext files, esp on the Internet
Word Origin and History for browser
1845, "animal which browses," agent noun from browse (v.). In the computer sense by 1982.
The first browser was invented at PARC by Larry Tesler, now a designer at Apple Computer. Tesler's first Smalltalk browser was a tree-structured device. It enabled programmers to hunt quickly for items in a Smalltalk dictionary. ["InfoWorld" magazine, vol. v., no. 4, Jan. 24, 1983]
- A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks. Entering a website's URL in the address window of a browser will bring up that website in the browser's main window.
See Web browser.