[ik-splawr, -splohr] /ɪkˈsplɔr, -ˈsploʊr/
verb (used with object), explored, exploring.
to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery:
to explore the island.
to look into closely; scrutinize; examine:
Let us explore the possibilities for improvement.
Surgery. to investigate into, especially mechanically, as with a probe.
Obsolete. to search for; search out.
verb (used without object), explored, exploring.
to engage in .
(transitive) to examine or investigate, esp systematically
to travel to or into (unfamiliar or unknown regions), esp for organized scientific purposes
(transitive) (med) to examine (an organ or part) for diagnostic purposes
(transitive) (obsolete) to search for or out
1580s, “to investigate, examine,” a back-formation from exploration, or else from Middle French explorer (16c.), from Latin explorare “investigate, search out, examine, explore,” said to be originally a hunters’ term meaning “set up a loud cry,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + plorare “to cry.”
But second element also explained as “to make to flow,” from pluere “to flow.” Meaning “to go to a country or place in quest of discoveries” is first attested 1610s. Related: Explored; exploring.
v. ex·plored, ex·plor·ing, ex·plores
To examine for diagnostic purposes.
[ek-spluh-rey-shuh-nist] /ˌɛk spləˈreɪ ʃə nɪst/ noun 1. a person who searches for new sources of oil, natural gas, etc.
[ik-splawr-uh-tawr-ee, -splohr-uh-tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsplɔr əˌtɔr i, -ˈsploʊr əˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. pertaining to or concerned with : an exploratory operation. 2. inclined to make . adj. mid-15c., from Latin exploratorius “belonging to scouts,” from explorator “scout,” from explorare (see explore). Alternative explorative is from 1738.
[ik-splawr-er, -splohr-] /ɪkˈsplɔr ər, -ˈsploʊr-/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a person who investigates unknown regions: the great explorers of the Renaissance. 3. any instrument used in or sounding a wound, a cavity in a tooth, or the like. 4. (initial capital letter). Also called Explorer Scout. a person between the […]
noun 1. a low, wide tent having a ridgepole and affording considerable sleeping space but very little headroom.