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English noun: browse

1. browse (group) vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat

SamplesA deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day.

Broader (hypernym)botany, flora, vegetation

2. browse (communication) reading superficially or at random


Broader (hypernym)reading

3. browse (act) the act of feeding by continual nibbling


Broader (hypernym)eating, feeding

English verb: browse

1. browse (possession) shop around; not necessarily buying

SamplesI don't need help, I'm just browsing.

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and browse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

Narrower (hyponym)antique, comparison-shop, window-shop

Verb groupbrowse, surf

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

2. browse (contact) feed as in a meadow or pasture

SamplesThe herd was grazing.

ExamplesThe animals browse

Synonymscrop, graze, pasture, range

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)eat, feed

Verb groupcrop, graze, pasture, range

3. browse (contact) look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

SamplesBrowse a computer directory.
Surf the internet or the world wide web.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

Verb groupbrowse, shop

4. browse (consumption) eat lightly, try different dishes

SamplesThere was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing.

ExamplesSam and Sue browse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)nosh, snack

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