Definitions for browserˈbraʊ zər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word browser

Princeton's WordNet

  1. browser(noun)

    a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular

  2. browser, web browser(noun)

    a program used to view HTML documents


  1. browser(Noun)

    A person or animal who browses.

  2. browser(Noun)

    A person who, while shopping, purchases nothing.

  3. browser(Noun)

    A software component capable of rendering HTML pages and allowing for navigation of HTML links, for example on the Internet.

  4. browser(Noun)

    A person using a browser in the sense of 3.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Browser(noun)

    an animal that browses

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. browser

    A program specifically designed to help users view and navigate hypertext, on-line documentation, or a database. While this general sense has been present in jargon for a long time, the proliferation of browsers for the World Wide Web after 1992 has made it much more popular and provided a central or default techspeak meaning of the word previously lacking in hacker usage. Nowadays, if someone mentions using a ‘browser’ without qualification, one may assume it is a Web browser.

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