Explore definition

ĭk-splôr
To investigate systematically; examine.

Explore every possibility.

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To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery.

Exploring outer space.

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To make a careful examination or search.

Scientists who have been known to explore in this region of the earth.

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(medicine) To examine (a body cavity or interior part) for diagnostic purposes, especially by surgery.
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The committee has been exploring alternative solutions to the problem at hand.

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To travel somewhere in search of discovery.

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

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(intransitive, medicine) To examine diagnostically.
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To (seek) experience first hand.

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

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To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate.
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Explore is defined as to search, investigate or travel in.

An example of explore is checking out the inside of a cave.

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To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
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(intransitive) To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.

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

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(intransitive) 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.

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The menu name for the file manager in Windows, which is formally known as "Explorer" or "Windows Explorer." Right clicking the Start menu brings up a menu with the Explore menu option. See Explorer and Win Explorer.
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To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
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(med.) To examine (an organ, wound, etc.) by operation, probing, etc., as in order to make a diagnosis.
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To explore new regions, etc.
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To investigate systematically; examine.

Explore every possibility.

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(medicine) To examine (a body cavity or interior part) for diagnostic purposes, especially by surgery.
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Origin of explore

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

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

  • 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