an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
"there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
an exploratory action or expedition
an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
question or examine thoroughly and closely
probe, dig into, poke into(verb)
examine physically with or as if with a probe
"probe an anthill"
Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs etc.
Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information.
An act of probing; a prod, a poke.
An investigation or inquiry.
They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.
A tube attached to an aircraft which can be fitted into the drogue from a tanker aircraft to allow for aerial refuelling.
A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it.
Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.
A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings.
a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
To explore, investigate, or question
If you probe further, you may discover different reasons.
To insert a probe into.
a model of Ford automobile
Origin: For verb: probare, from probus.
to examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe
fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly
an instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc
Origin: [L. probare to try, examine. See Prove.]
Probe Profiles was a Philippine public affairs program being aired on ABS-CBN and on its sister cable channel, the ANC. It is hosted by Cheche Lazaro and is produced by Probe Productions Inc., under a joint co-production agreement with ABS-CBN. The show, considered as the pioneer television news-magazine in the Philippines, started airing in 1987 on ABS-CBN, with Lazaro, Maria Ressa, and Luchi Cruz-Valdez at the helm. After nine months, it moved to GMA Network as a blocktimer. It was in GMA where The Probe Team had its longest run in its history. The show recently ended on June 30, 2010.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prōb, n. a proof or trial: a long, thin instrument for examining a wound, &c.: that which tries or probes.—v.t. to examine with or as with a probe: to examine thoroughly.—n.pl. Probe′-sciss′ors, scissors used to open wounds, the blade having a button at the end. [L. probāre, to prove.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In information operations, any attempt to gather information about an automated information system or its on-line users. See also information; information operations; information system.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A surgical sounder.--To probe. To inquire thoroughly into a matter.
A type of spacecraft.
The spaceprobe landed safely.Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Probe' in Nouns Frequency: #2513
The numerical value of Probe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Probe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Probe in a Sentence
We can have an hour long conversation about all the topics under the sun, really probe your belief system. however you want to do it, I am more than willing to talk to you.
Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok andLisa Pagein 2016 that were obtained by Fox News on Tuesday refer to then-candidate Donald Trump as a ‘loathsome human’ and ‘an idiot.’ More than 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page were being reviewed by the Justice Department after Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe after it was revealed that some of them contained anti-Trump content. The messages were sent during the 2016 campaign and contain discussions about various candidates. … House Intelligence Committee investigators have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events that began when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.
Democrats on the committee are planning on voting on how the investigation is defined, through a resolution that would set the boundaries of the probe, Politico reported. Doug Collins pointed out what Doug Collins believes are problems with how Democrats have conducted their investigation, claiming that they have acted outside the boundaries of House rules and may have made misrepresentations in court filings. They have portrayed themselves in just a terrible way over the last eight months and they keep digging their hole.
I urge the FCC expand the scope of this investigation, and to more broadly probe the practice of third parties buying real-time location data on Americans.
It will take more than 20 years to send a space probe to Enceladus and bring samples back to earth. So, we're taking a long breath until we finally get the sample in our hands - maybe more than 30 years - but hopefully by the end of this century, we will reach the conclusion.
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- مسبار, مِسْبَارArabic
- průzkum, sonda, prošetřeníCzech
- καθετήρας, αναδιφώ, ερευνώ, καθετηριάζωGreek
- tienta, sondeo, sondear, sonda, sondarSpanish
- selvitys, luotain, sondi, tiedustella, tutkimus, koetin, anturi, tutkia, tunnustellaFinnish
- sonde, enquête, percheFrench
- iarrScottish Gaelic
- חקירה, בדיקה, זונדה, מחקרHebrew
- հետաքննություն, զոնդArmenian
- sonda, investigare, inchiesta, investigazioneItalian
- 調査, 探針, 探査機, 調査するJapanese
- გამოკვლევა, ზონდიGeorgian
- averso specillo diducendumLatin
- rou, whakaoreore, oreMāori
- sonde, undersøke, utforskeNorwegian
- щуп, зондирование, автомати́ческая межплане́тная ста́нция, зонд, расследовать, зондировать, АМС, исследование, расследование, исследоватьRussian
- utforska, sondSwedish
- thăm dòVietnamese
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