Definition of Explorer

1. Noun. Someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose).

Exact synonyms: Adventurer
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Conquistador, Diver, Frogman, Underwater Diver, Navigator, Potholer, Spelaeologist, Speleologist, Spelunker
Specialized synonyms: Amundsen, Roald Amundsen, Bartlett, Captain Bob, Robert Abram Bartlett, Robert Bartlett, Bougainville, Louis Antoine De Bougainville, Burton, Richard Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Admiral Byrd, Byrd, Richard E. Byrd, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Cabot, Sebastian Cabot, Champlain, Samuel De Champlain, Clark, William Clark, Cordoba, Cordova, Francisco Fernandez Cordoba, Francisco Fernandez De Cordova, Cousteau, Jacques Costeau, Jacques Yves Costeau, Flinders, Matthew Flinders, Sir Matthew Flinders, Fremont, John C. Fremont, John Charles Fremont, Frobisher, Sir Martin Frobisher, Charles Francis Hall, Hall, Joliet, Jolliet, Louis Joliet, Louis Jolliet, Lasalle, Rene-robert Cavelier, Sieur De Lasalle, Lewis, Meriwether Lewis, David Livingstone, Livingstone, Mackenzie, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Fridtjof Nansen, Nansen, Mungo Park, Park, Peary, Robert E. Peary, Robert Edwin Peary, Robert Peary, Kund Johan Victor Rasmussen, Rasmussen, James Clark Ross, Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, John Ross, Ross, Sir John Ross, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Schoolcraft, Robert Falcon Scott, Robert Scott, Scott, Captain John Smith, John Smith, Smith, John Hanning Speke, John Speke, Speke, Henry M. Stanley, John Rowlands, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Stanley, Otto Neumann Sverdrup, Sverdrup, Sebastian Vizcaino, Vizcaino, Charles Wilkes, Wilkes, George Hubert Wilkins, Wilkins
Derivative terms: Adventure, Adventure, Explore

2. Noun. A commercial browser.
Exact synonyms: Ie, Internet Explorer
Generic synonyms: Browser, Web Browser

Definition of Explorer

1. n. One who explores; also, an apparatus with which one explores, as a diving bell.

Definition of Explorer

1. Noun. One who explores something ¹

2. Noun. A person who by means of travel (notably an expedition) searches out new information. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various hand tools, with sharp points, used in dentistry. ¹

4. Noun. (computing graphical user interface) A visual representation of a file system etc. through which the user can navigate. ¹

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Definition of Explorer

1. one that explores [n -S] - See also: explores

Medical Definition of Explorer

1. A hook-like fine pointed instrument used in examining the teeth. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Explorer

exploratory behaviour
exploratory committee
exploratory drive
exploratory survey
explorer (current term)
explorer's gentian
exploring electrode
exploring needle

Literary usage of Explorer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"We have already alluded in a late number to the unfortunate result of the expedition to the snow-clad mountains of equatorial Africa, when the explorer was ..."

2. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1880)
"PROFESSOR NORDENSKIOLD AS AN ARCTIC explorer. The Arctic Voyages of Adolf Erik Nordenskiold, 1858-1879. With illustrations and maps. London: Macmillan & Co. ..."

3. The African Abroad: Or, His Evolution in Western Civilization, Tracing His by William Henry Ferris (1913)
"The Negro as an explorer, Revolutionist and Soldier. The halo of romance has ever surrounded the brow of the explorer. There has ever been a fascination to ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1885)
"The remarkable Journey of the trained Indian explorer AK on the Frontiers of ... The work of this native scientific explorer, trained by the officers of the ..."

5. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1880)
"It is but little to say, that the book, necessarily incomplete, as narrating the deeds of-a living and thoroughly energetic explorer, is very satisfactory, ..."

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