Definition of explorer in English:

explorer

noun

  • A person who explores an unfamiliar area; an adventurer.

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

explorer

/ikˈsplôrər/