Definition of explorer in English:


Line breaks: ex|plor¦er
Pronunciation: /ɛkˈsplɔːrə(r)


A person who explores a new or unfamiliar area: a polar explorer
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  • He was, as it turned out, not far off the mark and so must have gathered information from early travellers and unsung explorers.
  • The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.
  • Travelling further than any explorers had done before, they paid the price when the ship became trapped in ice.
tourer, surveyor, scout, reconnoitrer, prospector;
adventurer, pioneer
informal gallivanter

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