What does explore mean?

Definitions for explore
ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊrex·plore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. research, search, explore(verb)

    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. explore(verb)

    travel to or penetrate into

    "explore unknown territory in biology"

  3. explore(verb)

    examine minutely

  4. explore(verb)

    examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

Wiktionary

  1. explore(Verb)

    To seek for something or after someone.

    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")

  2. explore(Verb)

    To examine or investigate something systematically.

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

    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")

  3. explore(Verb)

    To travel somewhere in search of discovery.

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

    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")

  4. explore(Verb)

    To examine diagnostically.

    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")

  5. explore(Verb)

    To (seek) experience first hand.

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

    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")

  6. explore(Verb)

    To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.

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

    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")

  7. explore(Verb)

    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")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explore(verb)

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

    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.]

  2. Explore(verb)

    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

  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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Verbs Frequency

    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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    If one aspires to explore the unique idiots, and the fools; Wikipedia has that, and such place.

  2. Leo Varadkar:

    The gap is very wide, but we will fight (against) ... no-deal until the last moment, but not at any cost, we always said we are willing to explore alternative arrangements ... But so far I think it is fair to say that what we are seeing falls very far short of what we need.

  3. Denise Hawkins:

    It was absolutely wonderful, I got to show them what these ancient ruins look like, i would never be able to take them to see ruins in Italy and Greece. So, they were able to explore and point it out and see how these people actually performed.

  4. Salman Rushdie:

    Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

  5. White House:

    President Donald Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great service members who risk their lives every day to keep Trump America -LRB- sad -RRB- safe, he has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.

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