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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Browsing  \Brows"ing\,  n. 
  Browse;  also  a  place  abounding  with  shrubs  where  animals  may 
  browse. 
 
  Browsings  for  the  deer.  --Howell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  browsing 
  n  1:  reading  superficially  or  at  random  [syn:  {browse}] 
  2:  the  act  of  feeding  by  continual  nibbling  [syn:  {browse}] 




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