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.
to engage in exploration.
- ex·plor·a·ble, adjective
- ex·plor·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- ex·plor·ing·ly, adverb
- re·ex·plore, verb, re·ex·plored, re·ex·plor·ing.
- un·ex·plor·a·ble, adjective
- un·ex·plored, adjective
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How to use explore in a sentence
The course, designed in collaboration with the particular company and Forage, gives students a chance to “explore what a career would look like at their firm before the internship or entry-level application process opens,” Brunskill explains.Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences | Natasha Mascarenhas | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
The Talon is a great way to access the river or lake explore the land surrounding a body of water.
There will also be a desktop version of the service available with an even richer set of features for users and their doctors to explore.What’s your biological age? A new app promises to reveal it—and help you slow the aging process | Jeremy Kahn | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
The result is a new season of Wild Thing, a podcast that explores the strange and unusual things that capture our imaginations.
It explored the bucket, and then leapt onto the rim, made several circuits, hopped down, and casually disappeared into the overgrown grass.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes) | Kenneth Catania | September 15, 2020 | Popular-Science
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The world must certainly be round, he thought, and he was no longer satisfied to explore the waters near his own home.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
No sooner was the spectroscope invented than astronomers hastened by its aid to explore the chemical constitution of the sun.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
It made us feel that one ought to have two or three years to explore Britain instead of a single summer's vacation.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
After a short conference the officer in command decided to divide the party and explore both paths.Hunted and Harried | R.M. Ballantyne
Having eaten all his small stomach would hold, Lovin Child wanted to get down and explore.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for explore
(tr) to examine or investigate, esp systematically
to travel to or into (unfamiliar or unknown regions), esp for organized scientific purposes
(tr) med to examine (an organ or part) for diagnostic purposes
(tr) obsolete to search for or out
- explorer, noun
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