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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Browse  \Browse\  (brouz),  n.  [OF.  brost,  broust,  sprout,  shoot, 
  F.  brout  browse,  browsewood,  prob.  fr  OHG.  burst,  G.  borste, 
  bristle;  cf  also  Armor.  brousta  to  browse.  See  {Bristle}, 
  n.,  {Brush},  n.] 
  The  tender  branches  or  twigs  of  trees  and  shrubs,  fit  for  the 
  food  of  cattle  and  other  animals;  green  food.  --Spenser. 
 
  Sheep,  goats,  and  oxen,  and  the  nobler  steed,  On 
  browse,  and  corn,  and  flowery  meadows  feed.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Browse  \Browse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Browsed}  (brouzd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Browsing}.]  [For  broust,  OF  brouster,  bruster,  F. 
  brouter.  See  {Browse},  n.,  and  cf  {Brut}.] 
  1.  To  eat  or  nibble  off  as  the  tender  branches  of  trees, 
  shrubs,  etc.;  --  said  of  cattle,  sheep,  deer,  and  some 
  other  animals. 
 
  Yes  like  the  stag,  when  snow  the  plasture  sheets, 
  The  barks  of  trees  thou  browsedst  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  feed  on  as  pasture;  to  pasture  on  to  graze. 
 
  Fields  .  .  .  browsed  by  deep-uddered  kine. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Browse  \Browse\  (brouz),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  feed  on  the  tender  branches  or  shoots  of  shrubs  or 
  trees,  as  do  cattle,  sheep,  and  deer. 
 
  2.  To  pasture;  to  feed;  to  nibble.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  browse 
  n  1:  reading  superficially  or  at  random  [syn:  {browsing}] 
  2:  the  act  of  feeding  by  continual  nibbling  [syn:  {browsing}] 
  v  1:  shop  around  not  necessarily  buying  [syn:  {shop}] 
  2:  feed  as  in  a  meadow  or  pasture;  "the  herd  was  grazing"  [syn: 
  {crop},  {graze},  {range},  {pasture}] 
  3:  look  around  casually  and  randomly,  as  through  files  and 
  directories  on  a  computer 
  4:  eat  lightly,  try  different  dishes  [syn:  {graze}] 




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