American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To investigate systematically; examine: explore every possibility.
- v. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery: exploring outer space.
- v. Medicine To examine for diagnostic purposes.
- v. To make a careful examination or search: scientists who have been known to explore in this region of the earth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To search for; look for with care and labor; seek after.
- To search through, examine, or investigate, especially for the purpose of making discoveries in general or for the discovery of some particular thing; hence, to examine or search into with care, for the purpose of ascertaining the appearance, nature, condition, circumstances, etc., of; inquire into; scrutinize; specifically, to traverse or range over (a part or country) for the purpose of geographical discovery: as, Moses sent spies to explore the land of Canaan; to explore a gunshot-wound to find the bullet.
- Synonyms Scrutinize, etc. See search.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To seek for something or after someone.
- v. transitive To examine or investigate something systematically.
- v. transitive To travel somewhere in search of discovery.
- v. intransitive, medicine To examine diagnostically.
- v. transitive To (seek) experience first hand.
- v. intransitive To be engaged exploring in any of the above senses.
- v. intransitive To wander without any particular aim or purpose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for.
- v. To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly
- v. travel to or penetrate into
- v. examine minutely
- v. inquire into
- v. examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
- Latin explōrāre : ex-, ex- + perhaps plōrāre, to cry out, as to rouse game. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Abandon hope all ye who enter here: to explore is to become lost.”
“The most interesting page to explore is titled What Is Not Part of the Department of Education's Role?”
“Any country that doesn't explore is going to ultimately recede”
“Any country that doesn't explore is going to ultimately recede - NASA Watch”
“Any country that doesn't explore is going to ultimately recede.”
“Spending close to 20 billion dollars annually just so that an -- elite few -- can explore is foolish.”
“Any country that doesn't explore is going to ultimately recede was the previous entry in this blog.”
“ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2005) — Before the end of the next decade, NASA astronauts will again explore the surface of the moon.”
“Stross got close when he called the first singularity language but what he did not explore is that very few made it to the other side of that singularity.”
“The book we are about to explore is very short: a pamphlet of only 12,000 words.”
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