verb (used with object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·plored, ex·plor·ing.
- explorer tent,
Origin of explore
Examples from the Web for exploring
And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014|Charlie Gilbert|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it might be easiest of all imagining him “exploring” a candidacy for a while and then deciding the hell with it.
New York City at the time, according to McBride, attracts men and women who are exploring and expressing their sexual difference.
Exploring the pangs of this tumultuous relationship is what most attracted Kent to this project.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This project is a wonderful vehicle for exploring and demonstrating how we go about finding out what is true,” he says.
The expedition dispatched for the purpose of exploring the Colorado River has reached a point thirty miles from its mouth.
Last Fall sixty girls, accompanied by a trusty guide, started on an exploring tour through the wilderness of stenography.Silver Links|Various
Well, MacGregor and I did a good deal of exploring and a good deal of shooting, and enjoyed ourselves together.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
Therefore May and Jenny determined to withdraw all opportunity from inquisitiveness by exploring the high cliffs behind Bochyn.Carnival|Compton Mackenzie
After exploring the citadel and ruins, we mounted by the gorge to the summit of the hill with the impregnable fort.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Word Origin 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.