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Meaning of EXPLORE

Pronunciation:  ik'splowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  examine for diagnostic purposes, as of organs
  2. [v]  examine minutely
  3. [v]  inquire into
  4. [v]  travel to or penetrate into; of unknown territory, for scientific purposes

EXPLORE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: research, search
 See Also: beat about, cast about, cast around, cave, diagnose, investigate, look into, map, name, plumb, prospect, put out feelers, re-explore, spelunk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*plore"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Explored}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Exploring}.] [L. explorare to explore; ex out+plorare
to cry out aloud,prob. orig., to cause to flow; perh. akin to
E. flow: cf. F. explorer.]
1. To seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to
   look wisely and carefully for. [Obs.]

         Explores the lost, the wandering sheep directs.

2. To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for
   discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new
   countries or seas; to explore the depths of science.
   ``Hidden frauds [to] explore.'' --Dryden.

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