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ex·plor·er

 (ĭk-splôr′ər)
n.
1. One that explores, especially one that explores a geographic area.
2. An implement or a tool used for exploring; a probe.

Explorer

(ɪkˈsplɔːrə)
n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) US a member of the senior branch of the Scouts. Brit equivalent: Venture Scout

Explorer

(ɪkˈsplɔːrə)
n
(Astronautics) any of the first series of US satellites. Explorer 1, launched in 1958, confirmed the existence of intense radiation belts around the earth

ex•plor•er

(ɪkˈsplɔr ər, -ˈsploʊr-)

n.
1. a person or thing that explores, esp. a person who investigates unknown regions.
2. (cap.) Also called Explor′er Scout`. a person between the ages 14 and 20 who is in the exploring program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.explorer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)explorer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
conquistador - an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)
diver, frogman, underwater diver - someone who works underwater
navigator - in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
potholer, spelaeologist, speleologist, spelunker - a person who explores caves
2.Explorer - a commercial browser

explorer

noun traveller, journeyer, adventurer, voyager, globetrotter, discoverer the British explorer who discovered the North Magnetic Pole
Translations
مُسْتَكْشِفمُسْتَكْشِفُ
badatel
opdagelsesrejsende
tutkimusmatkailija
istraživač
felfedezõ
könnuîur, rannsakandi
探検家
탐험가
raziskovalec
upptäcktsresande
นักสำรวจ
nhà thám hiểm

explorer

[ɪksˈplɔːrəʳ] Nexplorador(a) m/f

explorer

[ɪkˈsplɔːrər] nexplorateur/trice m/f

explorer

nForscher(in) m(f), → Forschungsreisende(r) mf

explorer

[ɪksˈplɔːrəʳ] nesploratore/trice

explore

(ikˈsploː) verb
1. to search or travel through (a place) for the purpose of discovery. The oceans have not yet been fully explored; Let's go exploring in the caves.
2. to examine carefully. I'll explore the possibilities of getting a job here.
exploration (ekspləˈreiʃən) noun
a journey of exploration.
exˈploratory (-ˈsplorə-) adjective
for the purpose of exploration or investigation. an exploratory expedition.
exˈplorer noun
a person who explores unknown regions. explorers in space.

explorer

مُسْتَكْشِفُ badatel opdagelsesrejsende Forscher εξερευνητής explorador tutkimusmatkailija explorateur istraživač esploratore 探検家 탐험가 ontdekkingsreiziger oppdagelsesreisende badacz explorador исследователь upptäcktsresande นักสำรวจ kaşif nhà thám hiểm 探险家
References in classic literature ?
On coming within sight of it the cousin, Sancho, and Don Quixote dismounted, and the first two immediately tied the latter very firmly with the ropes, and as they were girding and swathing him Sancho said to him, "Mind what you are about, master mine; don't go burying yourself alive, or putting yourself where you'll be like a bottle put to cool in a well; it's no affair or business of your worship's to become the explorer of this, which must be worse than a Moorish dungeon.
He will sit for hours together poring over the work of some African explorer, and upon two occasions I have found him setting up in bed at night reading Carl Hagenbeck's book on men and beasts.
After drinking some hot coffee, like an Arctic explorer setting off on a sledge journey towards the North Pole, I would go ashore and roll shivering in a tramcar into the very heart of the town, past clean-faced houses, past thousands of brass knockers upon a thousand painted doors glimmering behind rows of trees of the pavement species, leafless, gaunt, seemingly dead for ever.
Perhaps, in some remote unborn century, a more fortunate explorer may hit upon the "Open Sesame," and flood the world with gems.
He was like the explorer in Central Africa who comes suddenly upon wide uplands, with great trees in them and stretches of meadow, so that he might fancy himself in an English park.
Flushing, as he sat down, advised them to keep their eyes fixed on the left bank, where they would soon pass a clearing, and in that clearing, was a hut where Mackenzie, the famous explorer, had died of fever some ten years ago, almost within reach of civilisation--Mackenzie, he repeated, the man who went farther inland than any one's been yet.
It had been easy for me to gain a temporary effect by a mirage of baseless opinion; but it is ever the trial of the scrupulous explorer to be saluted with the impatient scorn of chatterers who attempt only the smallest achievements, being indeed equipped for no other.
In later days I had a friend who was an African explorer, and she was in two minds about him; he was one of the most engrossing of mortals to her, she admired him prodigiously, pictured him at the head of his caravan, now attacked by savages, now by wild beasts, and adored him for the uneasy hours he gave her, but she was also afraid that he wanted to take me with him, and then she thought he should be put down by law.
Lieutenant Schwatka had given it its name, but he, Daylight, had first seen it long before that intrepid explorer had crossed the Chilcoot and rafted down the Yukon.
Without any antecedent knowledge, without any warning whatever that such existed, he found himself an explorer in a totally new world.
This process accomplished, the Arctic explorer proceeded resolutely on his way to further discoveries.
AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approached by a Native Galeut who lived there.