What does browser mean?

Definitions for browser
ˈbraʊ zərbrows·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word browser.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. browsernoun

    a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular

  2. browser, web browsernoun

    a program used to view HTML documents


  1. browsernoun

    A person or animal who browses.

  2. browsernoun

    A person who, while shopping, purchases nothing.

  3. browsernoun

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

  4. browsernoun

    A person using a browser in the sense of 3.


  1. browser

    A browser, also known as a web browser, is a software application used to access, retrieve and view information on the World Wide Web. This includes websites, images, videos, documents and other types of data. Some examples of browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge. Browsers translate web content coded in programming languages such as HTML into a format that users can easily read and interact with.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Browsernoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Browser

    A computer

    Did you bring your browser?

    Submitted by 111069 on March 27, 2021  

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  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

Examples of browser in a Sentence

  1. Agustin Reyna:

    So, when consumers start their phone for the first time, they will see a popup window that will say, 'Would you like to install a different browser or search engine?'.

  2. Andrew Reifers:

    Whether you're in privacy mode or not, your IP address always has to be known by the recipient because when Chrome Browser sends the request to get data, the server that's receiving the request needs to know where to send that data back to.

  3. Albert Fox:

    It can be helpful, for example, for trans and queer kids who are worried about being tracked by their parents and for people who may be in a situation where they can't securely separate their computer from other people who can access the browser history.

  4. 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.

  5. Scott Petry:

    Attacks that come in from nation states or any other bad actor typically exploit interfaces in the local system-a bit of code or a cookie will find its way into a browser and crawl its way across the network from there.

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