Browse n. The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food.
Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed,
On browse, and corn, and flowery meadows feed. --Dryden.
Browse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Browsed p. pr. & vb. n. Browsing.]
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.
Browse v. i.
1. To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer.
2. To pasture; to feed; to nibble; to graze.
n 1: reading superficially or at random [syn: browsing]
2: the act of feeding by continual nibbling [syn: browsing]
v 1: shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm
just browsing" [syn: shop]
2: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
crop, graze, range, pasture]
3: look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything
in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the
internet or the world wide web" [syn: surf]
4: eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food
at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"