Definitions for exploreɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•ploreɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr(v.)-plored, -plor•ing.
(v.t.)to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery:
to explore an island.
to look into closely; investigate:
explored the possibilities.
to examine, esp. mechanically, as with a surgical probe:
to explore a wound.
(v.i.)to engage in exploration.
Origin of explore:
1575–85; < L explōrāre to reconnoiter, investigate =ex-ex -1+plōrāre to cry out
research, search, explore(verb)
"the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
travel to or penetrate into
"explore unknown territory in biology"
examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to travel around an area of land to find new things
adventurers who explore the Arctic; I left the hotel and went out to explore.
to learn about sth new
The class will explore the latest economic theories.
To seek for something or after someone.
To examine or investigate something systematically.
The committee has been exploring alternative solutions to the problem at hand.
To travel somewhere in search of discovery.
It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle.
To examine diagnostically.
To (seek) experience first hand.
It is normal for a boy of this age to be exploring his sexuality.
To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.
He was too busy exploring to notice his son needed his guidance
To wander without any particular aim or purpose.
The boys explored all around till cold and hunger drove them back to the campfire one by one
Origin: Recorded since c.1450 (implied in explorator), from explorare "investigate, search out", itself said to be originally a hunters' term meaning "set up a loud cry," from ex- "out" + plorare "to cry", but the second element is also explained as "to make to flow" (from pluere "to flow")
to seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for
to search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new countries or seas; to explore the depths of science
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'explore' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4081
Rank popularity for the word 'explore' in Verbs Frequency: #412
Translations for explore
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to search or travel through (a place) for the purpose of discovery
The oceans have not yet been fully explored; Let's go exploring in the caves.
- explorarPortuguese (BR)
- prozkoumat; hledatCzech
- اکتشاف کردن؛ کا��ش کردنFarsi
- לִנסוֹע וְלַחקוֹרHebrew
- felfedező utat teszHungarian
- tyrinėti, žvalgytiLithuanian
- undersøke, utforskeNorwegian
- اکتشاف کردن؛ کاوش کردنPersian
- a exploraRomanian
- 探測Chinese (Trad.)
- досліджувати, вивчатиUkrainian
- جستجو، تحقیقات ، معلومات کے لۓ وسیع دورہ کرناUrdu
- thăm dò; thám hiểmVietnamese
- 探测Chinese (Simp.)
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