Definition of browser in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrouzər/


1A person who looks casually through books or magazines or at things for sale.
Example sentences
  • Few book browsers would guess that it is about the president's dog.
  • And some information is aimed at those book browsers who are interested in biographical details concerning more artistic and intellectual matters.
  • The hushed reading rooms that feel cool even on a hot day, the murmuring quiet broken only by occasional whispering, and browsers lost in dark book stacks.
2 Computing A program with a graphical user interface for displaying HTML files, used to navigate the World Wide Web: a web browser
More example sentences
  • When you navigate to a website, your browser looks for a file named index.htm.
  • Opera Software develops browsers for desktop, smart phone, PDA, iTV and vertical markets.
  • The browser reads the HTML and other programming codes to display the pages as you see them.
3An animal that feeds mainly on high-growing vegetation.
Example sentences
  • These animals were probably browsers that fed on softer plant material, leaves, and shoots.
  • Although the theridomyids are considered to have been herbivore browsers, some dental characters allow a more detailed conclusion on dietary adaptations.
  • Many of the extinct marsupial megafauna were large, herbivorous browsers, some weighing several tons.

Words that rhyme with browser

bowser, carouser, dowser, espouser, Mauser, rouser, trouser, wowser

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Syllabification: brows·er

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