Browse vs Abandoned - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between browse and abandoned

is that browse is to scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand while abandoned is (abandon).

As a noun browse

is young shoots and twigs.

As an adjective abandoned is

self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain .

browse

English

Verb

(brows)
  • To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.
  • To move about while sampling, such as with food or products on display.
  • (computing) To navigate through hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser.
  • (of an animal) To move about while eating parts of plants, especially plants other than pasture, such as shrubs or trees.
  • To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
  • * Tennyson
  • Fields browsed by deep-uddered kine.

    Derived terms

    * browser * browsable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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
  • * Dryden
  • Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, / On browse , and corn, and flowery meadows feed.
  • Fodder for cattle and other animals.
  • * Texas Parks and Wildlife Service, 2007
  • In the Panhandle Area, bison eat browse that includes mesquite and elm.
  • * Colorado State Forest Service, 1997
  • 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.

    Anagrams

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    abandoned

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain.
  • No longer maintained by its former owners, residents
  • * (rfdate), Thomson:
  • Free from constraint; uninhibited.
  • * 1919 , :
  • Everything was dirty and shabby. There was no sign of the abandoned luxury that Colonel MacAndrew had so confidently described.
  • (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
  • Derived terms

    * abandonedness

    Synonyms

    * deserted * forsaken * corrupt * depraved * dissolute * graceless * reprobate * unprincipled * vicious * vile * wicked

    Verb

    (head)
  • (abandon)
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