Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » E » Expiate ... Expository

EXPLORE

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does explore mean? 

EXPLORE (verb)
  The verb EXPLORE has 4 senses:

1. inquire into
2. travel to or penetrate into
3. examine minutely
4. examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

  Familiarity information: EXPLORE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPLORE (verb)


Sense 1explore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inquire into

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

explore; research; search

Context examples:

the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project / He searched for information on his relatives on the web / Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness

Hypernyms (to "explore" is one way to...):

investigate; look into (investigate scientifically)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "explore"):

prospect (explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals)

google (search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine)

re-explore (explore anew)

beat about; cast about; cast around (search anxiously)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They explore whether there was a traffic accident


Sense 2explore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel to or penetrate into

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

explore unknown territory in biology

Hypernyms (to "explore" is one way to...):

investigate; look into (investigate scientifically)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "explore"):

pioneer (open up and explore a new area)

cave; spelunk (explore natural caves)

map (explore or survey for the purpose of making a map)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3explore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine minutely

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "explore" is one way to...):

diagnose; name (determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "explore"):

plumb (examine thoroughly and in great depth)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The men explore the area for animals


Sense 4explore [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "explore" is one way to...):

diagnose (subject to a medical analysis)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "explore"):

put out feelers (make some preliminary investigations or test the waters)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." (English proverb)

"The stripes of a tiger are on the outside; the stripes of a person are on the inside." (Bhutanese proverb)

"Shall the sheep go astray, they will be led by the ill goat." (Arabic proverb)

"Every little pot has a fitting lid." (Dutch proverb)

 EXPLORE: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0424 seconds