Definition of browser in English:


Syllabification: brows·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbrouzər


  • 1A person who looks casually through books or magazines or at things for sale.
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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