Perused vs Peruser - What's the difference?

perused | peruser |

As a verb perused

is (peruse).

As a noun peruser is

one who peruses.




  • (peruse)
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • An examination or perusal; an instance of perusing.
  • * 2008 , Dave Robson, " Hi-tea, low cost!", Evening Gazette online, September 12,
  • A peruse of the website looked promising


  • To examine or consider with care.
  • * {{quote-book, 1847,
  • , passage=Sitting on a low stool, a few yards from her arm-chair, I examined her figure; I perused her features.}}
  • To read completely.
  • * {{quote-book, 1887,
  • , passage=We are for reasons that, after perusing this manuscript, you may be able to guess, going away again this time to Central Asia
  • (informal) To look over casually; to skim.
  • * {{quote-book, 2001, Doug Stanton, In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis, page=35 citation
  • , passage=Haynes quickly perused the message, then took it to the captain on the bridge. }}
  • * {{quote-book, 2005, , Acid Alex, page=98 citation
  • , passage=She asked Denise for the court file, which she fussed from her handbag. The woman perused it briefly and then beamed up at me.}}
  • (regional) To go from place to place; to wander.
  • * {{quote-book, 1957, , The Old Man And The Boy, page=55 citation
  • , passage=I loved to straggle off in the mornings

    Usage notes

    * The sense of "skimming" is proscribed by some authorities on usage, including the Oxford American Dictionary''. The shift, however, is not dissimilar to that found in (scan). The ''Oxford English Dictionary further notes that the word was used as a general synonym for (read) as far back as the 16th century.

    Derived terms

    * perusable * perusal * peruser


    * * ----




    (en noun)
  • One who peruses.