Browse vs Brilliant - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between browse and brilliant

is that browse is young shoots and twigs while brilliant is a finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.

As a verb browse

is to scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.

As an adjective brilliant is

shining brightly.

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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    brilliant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Shining brightly.
  • the brilliant lights along the promenade
  • (of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
  • butterflies with brilliant blue wings
  • (of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
  • Of surpassing excellence.
  • The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant .
  • Magnificent or wonderful.
  • Highly intelligent.
  • She is a brilliant scientist.

    Synonyms

    * (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

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • This snuffbox — on the hinge see brilliants shine.
  • * 1891 , Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
  • “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger.
  • (printing) A small size of type.
  • A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.