Explore Definition

explored, explores, exploring
explored, explores, exploring
To explore new regions, etc.
Webster's New World
To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate.
Webster's New World
To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
Webster's New World
To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
Webster's New World
To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery.
Exploring outer space.
American Heritage

Origin of Explore

  • From Middle French explorer, from Latin explorare (“to investigate, search out”), itself said to be originally a hunters' term meaning "to 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”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin explōrāre ex- ex- perhaps plōrāre to cry out, as to rouse game

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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