Browse vs Moan - What's the difference?
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 a noun browse
is young shoots and twigs.
As a proper noun moan is
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.
a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
- Much did the Craven seeme to mone his case […].
(obsolete) To distress (someone); to sadden.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan / My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
To make a moan or similar sound.
To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice.
- which infinitely moans me
(colloquial) To complain; to grumble.
- ‘Please don't leave me,’ he moaned .
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