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Definition 1: the act of feeding by continual nibbling - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for browse in the sense of this definition

(browse is a kind of ...) the act of consuming food

Definition 2: reading superficially or at random - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for browse in the sense of this definition

(browse is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

"his main reading was detective stories" "suggestions for further reading"

Definition 3: vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat - [noun denoting group]

Samples where browse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day

(browse is a kind of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 4: eat lightly, try different dishes - [verb of consumption]

Samples where browse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing

Synonyms for browse in the sense of this definition

(browse is a kind of ...) eat a snack; eat lightly

"She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

Definition 5: look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular - [verb of contact]

Samples where browse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • browse a computer directory
  • surf the internet or the world wide web

Synonyms for browse in the sense of this definition

(browse is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

(browse has a similar meaning as ...) shop around; not necessarily buying

"I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

Definition 6: feed as in a meadow or pasture - [verb of contact]

Samples where browse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the herd was grazing

Synonyms for browse in the sense of this definition

(browse is a kind of ...) take in food; used of animals only

"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat" "What do whales eat?"

(browse has a similar meaning as ...) let eat

"range the animals in the prairie"

(browse has a similar meaning as ...) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

Definition 7: shop around; not necessarily buying - [verb of possession]

Samples where browse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I don't need help, I'm just browsing

Synonyms for browse in the sense of this definition

(browse is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

(... is a kind of browse ) compare prices for a given item

(... is a kind of browse ) shop for antiques

"We went antiquing on Saturday"

(... is a kind of browse ) examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only

(browse has a similar meaning as ...) look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

"browse a computer directory" "surf the internet or the world wide web"

(browse belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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