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
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
Origin: [L. explorare to explore; ex out+plorare to cry out aloud,prob. orig., to cause to flow; perh. akin to E. flow: cf. F. explorer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-plōr′, v.t. to search for the purpose of discovery: to examine thoroughly.—n. Explorā′tion, act of searching thoroughly.—adjs. Explor′ative, Explor′atory, serving to explore: searching out.—n. Explor′er, one who explores.—p.adj. Explor′ing, employed in or intended for exploration. [Fr.,—L. explorāre, -ātum, to search out—prob. from ex, out, plorāre, to make to flow.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'explore' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4081
Rank popularity for the word 'explore' in Verbs Frequency: #412
The numerical value of explore in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of explore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Translations for explore
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- изследвам, преглеждам, изучавамBulgarian
- explorarCatalan, Valencian
- opdagelsesrejse, undersøge, udforske, eksplorereDanish
- tutkia, kokeillaFinnish
- חקר, חיפש, התעסק, בדק, התעמק, תר, התנסה, חיפש לבררHebrew
- felfedez, megvizsgál, kalandozik, kutatHungarian
- esplorare, investigare, indagare, vagareItalian
- exploreren, bestuderen, diagnosticeren, napluizen, aftasten, onderzoeken, verkennen, uitzoeken, navorsen, verkenning, uitpluizenDutch
- осмотреть, изучать, изучить, исследовать, осматриватьRussian
- thám hiểm, 探險Vietnamese
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