|Origin:||Probably from early French brouster, from broust 'bud, shoot'|
to look through the pages of a book, magazine etc without a particular purpose, just looking at the most interesting parts
Jon was browsing through the photographs.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to look at the goods in a shop without wanting to buy any particular thing
The trip allows you plenty of time for browsing around the shops.
tourists browsing the boutiques and souvenir stalls
3TD [intransitive and transitive]
to search for information on a computer or on the Internet:
a feature that allows you to browse your hard drive and choose the graphic you want to display
if a goat, deer etc browses, it eats plants
—browse noun [singular]
We had a quick browse around the shops.