browse vs browsing what difference

what is difference between browse and browsing

English

Etymology

Middle English browsen, from Old French brouster, broster (to nibble off buds, sprouts, and bark; browse), from brost (a sprout, shoot, bud), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *brust (shoot, bud), from Proto-Germanic *brustiz (bud, shoot), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell, sprout). Cognate with Bavarian Bross, Brosst (a bud), Old Saxon brustian (to sprout). Doublet of brut, breast, and brush.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɹaʊz/
  • Homophone: brows
  • Rhymes: -aʊz

Verb

browse (third-person singular simple present browses, present participle browsing, simple past and past participle browsed)

  1. To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.
  2. To move about while sampling, such as with food or products on display.
  3. (transitive, computing) To navigate through hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser.
  4. (intransitive, of an animal) To move about while eating parts of plants, especially plants other than pasture, such as shrubs or trees.
    • 1997, Colorado State Forest Service
      Also, when planting to provide a source of browse for wintering deer and elk, protect seedlings from browsing during the first several years; an electric fence enclosure can offer effective protection.
  5. (archaic, transitive) To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Gardener’s Daughter; or, The Pictures
      Fields [] browsed by deep-udder’d kine.

Derived terms

  • browser
  • browsable

Translations

Noun

browse (countable and uncountable, plural browses)

  1. (uncountable) Young shoots and twigs.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.10:
      And with their horned feet the greene gras wore, / The whiles their Gotes upon the brouzes fedd []
  2. (uncountable) Fodder for cattle and other animals.
    • 1997, Colorado State Forest Service
      Also, when planting to provide a source of browse for wintering deer and elk, protect seedlings from browsing during the first several years; an electric fence enclosure can offer effective protection.
    • 2007, Texas Parks and Wildlife Service
      In the Panhandle Area, bison eat browse that includes mesquite and elm.
  3. (countable) That which one browses through; something to read.
    • 1899, Rudyard Kipling, Stalky & Co.
      Here he buried himself in a close-printed, thickish volume which had been his chosen browse for some time.

Further reading

  • browse in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • browse in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Bowers, Bowser, bowers, bowres, bowser

Danish

Verb

browse (imperative brows, present browser, past browsede, past participle browset)

  1. (computing) to browse

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

browse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of browsen
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of browsen
  3. imperative of browsen

German

Verb

browse

  1. inflection of browsen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹaʊzɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊzɪŋ

Verb

browsing

  1. present participle of browse

Noun

browsing (plural browsings)

  1. A place abounding with shrubs where animals may browse.
    • Browsings for the deer.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Bowrings

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