explorer Definition

  • 1a person who travels through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it
  • 2a person who examines something in detail

Using explorer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "explorer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The explorer discovered a new species of butterfly in the Amazon rainforest.

  • Example

    She is an explorer of the human mind, always seeking to understand people's motivations and behaviors.

  • Example

    The team of explorers set out on a journey to reach the summit of the mountain.

explorer Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for explorer

Phrases with explorer

  • a web browser developed by Microsoft and included with the Windows operating system


    I can't access that website on Internet Explorer, I'll try using a different browser.

  • a person who travels into space to explore it


    The space explorer spent six months on the International Space Station conducting experiments and research.

  • a person who seeks to discover their ideal career path through exploration and experimentation


    The career explorer took personality tests and informational interviews to determine which career would be the best fit for them.


Summary: explorer in Brief

An 'explorer' [ɪkˈsplɔːrə] is someone who travels through unfamiliar areas to learn about them or examines something in detail. This can include physical exploration of places like the Amazon rainforest or space, as well as intellectual exploration of subjects like the human mind or career paths. 'Explorer' is often used synonymously with 'adventurer' or 'traveler,' and can be contrasted with 'stay-at-home' or 'homebody.'

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