verb (used with object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing.
Origin of explore
Examples from the Web for explore
A 64-year-old animal trainer, he makes the six-hour round-trip every two weeks to submit to her and explore his sexuality.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In October, news broke that Regal hired Morgan Stanley to explore a possible sale.The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea over ‘The Interview’|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another side of Spider-Man that might be interesting to explore in a reboot is seeing him as an adult.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has been incredible to explore so many artistic avenues when it comes to having a dialogue about a very serious disease.
But what I want to explore next, there are a couple of New Zealand films I want to do.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While in search of hogs, their object was also to explore the island.The Three Admirals|W.H.G. Kingston
The outline of Tso-mavang is like that of a skull seen from the front, and we had now to explore the very top.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Now it remained to explore the well, and to do this it would be necessary for some one to descend.The Living Link|James De Mille
He said he sunk a hole last year and found gold enough to make it worth while to explore more fully.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
Poppi is a good point from which to explore the western slopes of Vallombrosa or Monte Secchieta.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for explore
Word Origin for explore
Word Origin and History for explore
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.