Definition of explorer in English:



  • A person who explores a new or unfamiliar area.

    ‘a polar explorer’
    • ‘It must be about as close as we can now get to the feeling of discovery experienced by those who really were the intrepid explorers of the past.’
    • ‘The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.’
    • ‘He was, as it turned out, not far off the mark and so must have gathered information from early travellers and unsung explorers.’
    • ‘For instance, I am an ardent mountaineer and I have also been a polar explorer and a frequent traveller to Greenland.’
    • ‘Travelling further than any explorers had done before, they paid the price when the ship became trapped in ice.’
    traveller, discoverer, voyager, rambler, globetrotter, rover
    tourer, surveyor, scout, reconnoitrer, prospector
    adventurer, pioneer
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