verb (used with object), browsed, brows·ing.
verb (used without object), browsed, brows·ing.
Origin of browse
Examples from the Web for browsing
“She spent 20 minutes browsing the shelves of Baby Gap,” a source said.
While browsing a Beverly Hills record store he was approached by a “weird dwarfish man with huge eyeglasses”.The Week in Death: George Jacobs, Sinatra’s Domestic Confidant|The Telegraph|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You just need to breach a fence and know their browsing areas.Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too|Joanna Eede|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While browsing through the archives, we at The Daily Beast stumbled upon this marvelous photograph.
While browsing there, I overheard a staffer touting a film by Erika Lust to a middle-aged male customer as an FPA winner.Organic, Fair-Trade Porn: On the Hunt for Ethical Smut|Rachel Kramer Bussel|April 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Soon ordered to take up our horses, (which were browsing) clean them off and harness up.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Then he jumped like a cat, for he saw huge things nosing about in the shoal water and browsing on the heavy fringes of the weeds.The Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
Thither Wratislaw ultimately turned, dipping, browsing, reading a score of lines.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
On either hand rolled the prairie, dotted with groves and trees, browsing elk and deer.La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West|Francis Parkman
It had grown smaller with the passing months, and a great hollow had been worn in its side by the browsing cattle.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
British Dictionary definitions for browsing
Word Origin for browse
Word Origin and History for browsing
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.