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.
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Report : ‘ ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE ’ Now it all starts to make sense !
The EC signalled there is high risk of launching a probe against Poland due to illegal public aide.
You're always dealing with circumstantial evidence. We don't have the ability to probe people's minds.
This is all speculation. There is nothing definitive until the investigation commission completes its probe.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
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Translations for probe
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
- 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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