What does explore mean?

Definitions for explore
ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊrex·plore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. research, search, exploreverb

    inquire into

    "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"

  2. exploreverb

    travel to or penetrate into

    "explore unknown territory in biology"

  3. exploreverb

    examine minutely

  4. exploreverb

    examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

Wiktionary

  1. exploreverb

    To seek for something or after someone.

  2. exploreverb

    To examine or investigate something systematically.

    The committee has been exploring alternative solutions to the problem at hand.

  3. exploreverb

    To travel somewhere in search of discovery.

    It was around that time that the expedition began exploring the Arctic Circle.

  4. exploreverb

    To examine diagnostically.

  5. exploreverb

    To (seek) experience first hand.

    It is normal for a boy of this age to be exploring his sexuality.

  6. exploreverb

    To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.

    He was too busy exploring to notice his son needed his guidance

  7. exploreverb

    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

  8. Etymology: 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")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exploreverb

    to seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for

  2. Exploreverb

    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

  3. Etymology: [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

  1. Explore

    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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    Rank popularity for the word 'explore' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4081

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    Rank popularity for the word 'explore' in Verbs Frequency: #412

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explore in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of explore in a Sentence

  1. Reedy Creek:

    In light of the State of Florida's pledge to the District's bondholders, Reedy Creek expects to explore its options while continuing its present operations, including levying and collecting its ad valorem taxes and collecting its utility revenues, paying debt service on its ad valorem tax bonds and utility revenue bonds, complying with its bond covenants and operating and maintaining its properties.

  2. Volkswagen AG -LRB- VOWG_p:

    Volkswagen consistently searches for ways to strengthen and deepen our relationships with local partners, in this regard we will explore possible options together with all stakeholders to secure long-term success.

  3. James W. Fulbright, March 27, 1964:

    We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about "unthinkable things" because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.

  4. Jessica LaRose:

    Thus, in terms of clinical implications for pediatricians, we can't determine using these data whether there is a specific threshold or frequency of self-weighing in this age group that could serve as a signal to explore mental health symptoms and well being.

  5. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush:

    As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.

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