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.
- Fields browsed by deep-uddered kine.
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
Fodder for cattle and other animals.
- Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, / On browse , and corn, and flowery meadows feed.
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.
(of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
- the brilliant lights along the promenade
(of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
Of surpassing excellence.
- butterflies with brilliant blue wings
Magnificent or wonderful.
- The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant .
- She is a brilliant scientist.
* (shining brightly) glittering, shining
* (surpassing excellence) excellent, distinctive, striking, superb (obsolete except in UK usage)
* (magnificent or wonderful) exceptional, glorious, magnificent, marvellous/marvelous, splendid, wonderful (obsolete except in UK usage)
* (highly intelligent) brainy, ingenious
* See also
A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
* Alexander Pope
* 1891 , Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
- This snuffbox — on the hinge see brilliants shine.
(printing) A small size of type.
A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
- “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger.