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.
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
I think the probe is a malicious rumor.
All its 23 crew members will remain on the ship until the probe is over.
( This simulation) is a critical milestone for the development of the Mars probe.
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.
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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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