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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Browse \Browse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Browsed (brouzd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Browsing.] [For broust, OF. brouster, bruster, F.
     brouter. See Browse, n., and cf. Brut.]
     1. To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees,
        shrubs, etc.; -- said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some
        other animals.
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              Yes, like the stag, when snow the plasture sheets,
              The barks of trees thou browsedst.    --Shak.
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     2. To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
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              Fields . . . browsed by deep-uddered kine.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     3. To look casually through (a book, books, or a set of
        documents), reading those parts which arouse one's
        interest. Contrasted with scan, in which one typically
        is searching for something specific.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (Computers) To look at a series of electronic documents on
        a computer screen by means of a browser[2].
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Browsing \Brows"ing\, n.
     Browse; also, a place abounding with shrubs where animals may
     browse.
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           Browsings for the deer.                  --Howell.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  browsing
      n 1: reading superficially or at random [syn: browse,
           browsing]
      2: the act of feeding by continual nibbling [syn: browse,
         browsing]

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