Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
alt. A computer program used to navigate the World Wide Web, chiefly by viewing web pages and following hyperlinks. n. A computer program used to navigate the World Wide Web, chiefly by viewing web pages and following hyperlinks.
n. a program used to view HTML documents [syn: browser]
A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources.
Although browsers are primarily intended to use the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems.
The major web browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer/ Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
Usage examples of "web browser".
Although this is an ftp (file transfer protocol) site, you can access it with your Web browser.
Then, when Mosaic released the first Web browser in 1992, the Internet finally had a visual aspect.
It requires either a point-to-point (PPP) or SLIPconnection, which allows you to run pretty pictures with your Web browser.
It is supposed to be a first stab at a network computer, and so it's running a Web browser whenever it is turned on.
Confronted with the Web phenomenon, Microsoft had to develop a really good web browser, and they did.