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explorer

Syllabification: ex·plor·er
Pronunciation: /ikˈsplôrər
 
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Definition of explorer in English:

noun

A person who explores an unfamiliar area; an adventurer: a polar explorer
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
traveler, discoverer, voyager, adventurer;
surveyor, scout, prospector

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