Definitions for explore
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word explore.
research, search, exploreverb
"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
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")
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To try; to search into; to examine by trial.
Etymology: exploro, Latin.
Abdiel that sight endur’d not, where he stood
Among the mightiest, bent on highest deeds,
And thus his own undaunted heart explores. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Divers opinions I have been inclined to question, not only as a naturalist, but as a chymist, whether they be agreeable to true grounds of philosophy, or the exploring experiments of the fire. Boyle.
But Capys, and the rest of sounder mind,
The fatal present to the flames design’d,
Or to the wat’ry deep; at least to bore
The hollow sides, and hidden frauds explore. John Dryden, Æn.
The mighty Stagyrite first left the shore,
Spread all his sails, and durst the deeps explore;
He steer’d securely, and discover’d far,
Led by the light of the Mœonian star. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Crit.
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
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
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
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
I learned back in my undergrad days that there was this part of the spectrum we couldn’t see, it really just struck me that there was this unexplored part of the universe, and I want to explore this part of the sky for the first time.
To enjoy living and appreciate it, just explore life without commitment and certain routes will become evident to you.
Children are curious and, even if told repeatedly to stay away from guns that they encounter,( they) can not be counted on not to continue to explore.
I have started to embrace the fact that everybody has objectives and needs to have the best possible opportunity for his career, in that respect, I am absolutely open for everybody to explore options.
This world is my home. This world is my office. This world is my playground and everyone in this world is my friend. There is no other world I know so I will experience and explore this world to the hilt and evolve with every experience and MickeyMize my life! Please share this to make this vibrant world our only heaven.
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- преглеждам, изследвам, изучавамBulgarian
- explorarCatalan, Valencian
- eksplorere, opdagelsesrejse, udforske, undersøgeDanish
- kokeilla, tutkiaFinnish
- חיפש לברר, בדק, התעמק, תר, התעסק, חיפש, התנסה, חקרHebrew
- अन्वेषण करनाHindi
- kalandozik, felfedez, kutat, megvizsgálHungarian
- vagare, esplorare, investigare, indagareItalian
- bestuderen, exploreren, diagnosticeren, uitpluizen, aftasten, verkenning, navorsen, napluizen, uitzoeken, verkennen, onderzoekenDutch
- изучить, осматривать, исследовать, изучать, осмотретьRussian
- دریافت کریںUrdu
- 探險, thám hiểmVietnamese
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