Pronunciation: (ik-splôr', -splōr'), [key]
—v., -plored, -plor•ing.
1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery: to explore the island.
2. to look into closely; scrutinize; examine: Let us explore the possibilities for improvement.
3. Surg.to investigate into, esp. mechanically, as with a probe.
4. Obs.to search for; search out.
to engage in exploration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.