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 attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Explores the lost, the wandering sheep directs. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new countries or seas; to explore the depths of science. ``Hidden frauds [to] explore.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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