explore

  • 1 Explore — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 exploré — exploré, ée (èk splo ré, rée) part. passé. La Nouvelle Hollande encore peu explorée par les voyageurs.    Fig. Sujet déjà exploré …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 explore — 1580s, to investigate, examine, a back formation from EXPLORATION (Cf. exploration), or else from M.Fr. explorer (16c.), from L. explorare investigate, search out, examine, explore, said to be originally a hunters term meaning set up a loud cry,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 explore — [ek splôr′, iksplôr′] vt. explored, exploring [L explorare, to search out < ex , out + plorare, to cry out, wail] 1. to look into closely; examine carefully; investigate 2. to travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 explore — index analyze, canvass, check (inspect), delve, examine (study), find (discover) …

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  • 6 exploré — ⇒EXPLORÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de explorer. II. Emploi adj. A. [En parlant d un pays, d un domaine géogr.] Qui a fait l objet d une reconnaissance et/ou d une description. Anton. inexploré. M. Fontanier (...) nous donne… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 7 explore — [v] investigate; survey analyze, burrow, delve into, dig into, examine, go into*, have a look*, hunt, inquire into, inspect, leave no stone unturned*, look into, probe, prospect, question, reconnoitre, research, scout, scrutinize, search, seek,… …

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  • 8 explore — ► VERB 1) travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it. 2) inquire into or discuss in detail. 3) evaluate (a new option or possibility). 4) examine or scrutinize by searching through or touching. DERIVATIVES exploration noun… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 explore — [[t]ɪksplɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ explores, exploring, explored 1) VERB If you explore a place, you travel around it to find out what it is like. [V n] I just wanted to explore Paris, read Sartre, listen to Sidney Bechet... [V n] After exploring the old… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 explore */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈsplɔː(r)] / US [ɪkˈsplɔr] verb Word forms explore : present tense I/you/we/they explore he/she/it explores present participle exploring past tense explored past participle explored 1) [intransitive/transitive] to travel to a place in order …

    English dictionary

  • 11 explore — verb (explored; exploring) Etymology: Latin explorare, from ex + plorare to cry out Date: 1585 transitive verb 1. a. to investigate, study, or analyze ; look into < explore the relationship between social class and learning ability > sometimes… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 explore — verb 1 travel around an area VERB + EXPLORE ▪ be keen to (esp. BrE), want to, wish to ▪ be free to ▪ In the afternoon you ll be free to explore a little on your own. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 explore — v. to explore carefully, gingerly (they had to explore this possibility very gingerly) * * * [ɪk splɔː] gingerly (they had to explore this possibility very gingerly) to explore carefully …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 explore — ex|plore W2S3 [ıkˈsplo: US ˈsplo:r] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: explorare, from plorare to cry out ; probably from the shouting of hunters when they see the animal they are trying to catch] 1.) [T] to discuss or think about something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 explore — ex|plore [ ık splɔr ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to travel around an area in order to learn about it or to search for something valuable such as oil: The town is a good base from which to explore this charming corner of New England …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 explore — explorable, adj. explorability, n. exploringly, adv. /ik splawr , splohr /, v., explored, exploring. v.t. 1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore the island. 2. to look into closely;… …

    Universalium

  • 17 explore — ex•plore [[t]ɪkˈsplɔr, ˈsploʊr[/t]] v. plored, plor•ing 1) to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore an island[/ex] 2) to look into closely; investigate: explored the possibilities[/ex] 3) srg to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 explore — [c]/əkˈsplɔ / (say uhk splaw), /ɛk / (say ek ) verb (explored, exploring) –verb (t) 1. to traverse or range over (a region, etc.) for the purpose of discovery. 2. to look into closely; scrutinise; examine. 3. Surgery to investigate, especially… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 explore — 01. The children spent the day [exploring] the beach, and building a fort out of logs. 02. The success of the [exploration] for oil in Maritime Canada has brought new hopes for economic development in the region. 03. They visited previously… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 explore — [16] Etymologically, to explore is to look for something by shouting. The word comes ultimately from Latin explorare ‘investigate’, which was based on the verb plorare ‘wail, cry out’ (source also of English deplore [16] and implore [16]), and it …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins