What does browser mean?

Definitions for browserˈbraʊ zər

Here are all the 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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of browser in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of browser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel:

    How can it be that in order to have Google's (mobile operating system) Android you need to pre-install Google Search, Google Browser, Google Mail, Google You-Tube and its app store on the device?

  2. Jamie Bartlett:

    A special browser called Tor allows a user to browse the internet without their IP address being given away, it uses a clever encryption system that means no one can see what computer a user is on.

  3. James Mickens:

    For a web browser, loading all of a page’s objects is like visiting all of the cities, polaris effectively gives you a list of all the cities before your trip actually begins. It’s what allows the browser to load a webpage more quickly.

  4. Jason Goldman:

    On Tuesday, get cozy with your favorite Internet-connected device, so, for those who've cut the cord from cable and network TV: whether you use a smart TV, web browser, mobile device, or tablet, there's a way for you to watch the president's speech as it happens and on-demand.

  5. Jason Scott:

    But damn if so many are good enough. More than good enough. In the right browser, on a speedy machine, it almost feels perfect. The usual debates about the 'realness' of emulation come into play, but it works. a few more, I hope, will go towards games they've never heard of, with rules they have to suss out, and maybe more people will play some of these arcades in the coming months than the games ever saw in their 'real' lifetimes.

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