explorer

Definitions

  • Jamestown exploration trenches of 1955 from the air. Landmarks are the “old cypress” in the river, upper left, the tercentenary monument, and the standing ruin of the 18th-century Ambler house
    Jamestown exploration trenches of 1955 from the air. Landmarks are the “old cypress” in the river, upper left, the tercentenary monument, and the standing ruin of the 18th-century Ambler house
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Explorer a commercial browser
    • n explorer someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during archeological explorations. Small amounts of iron may have been smelted in the furnace during the early years of the settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Making “trialls” of iron. Evidences of an earth oven or small furnace were discovered at Jamestown during...
Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When explorers first arrived in Venezuela, they were reminded of Venice. They named the country "Little Venice", which translated into Spanish is Venezuela
    • n Explorer One who explores; also, an apparatus with which one explores, as a diving bell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "America" comes from the European explorer "Amerigo Vespucci
    • n explorer One who or that which explores: oftenest applied to a geographical worker. Specifically— One who makes geographical discoveries by traveling in unknown or imperfectly known regions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Twelve men have landed on and explored the moon
    • n Explorer one who explores
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Quotations

  • Erma Bombeck
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    “I am not a glutton -- I am an explorer of food.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.”
  • Kathleen Raine
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    “I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.”
  • T. S. Eliot
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    “We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.”
  • Tom Hobson
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    “Accept failure as a normal part of living. View it as part of the process of exploring your world; make a note of its lessons and move on.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.”

Idioms

Explore all avenues - If all avenues are being explored, then every conceivable approach is being tried that could possibly get the desired result.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. explorāre, -ātum, to search out—prob. from ex, out, plorāre, to make to flow.

Usage

In literature:

Exploration in other parts of the world, as in Africa, was carried on in a very different style to the exploration in Australia.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
EXPLORE THE UPPER MURCHISON.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
Remarkable achievements of later explorers and surveyors.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
Instead of this, however, the early Norwegian explorers called these countries by the names they still bear.
"Pioneers in Canada" by Sir Harry Johnston
Exploring through a fog.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
You know how we have planned to do real camping and exploring together.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
THE ZAMBESI, AND FIRST EXPLORATION OF THE SHIRE.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
Palestine Exploration Fund, 2 Hinde St., Manchester Square, W. 1.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
Sardinia seems to have been as little explored by and known to the ancients, as it is to the moderns.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
The natives were hostile and killed a fair proportion of the Russian explorers.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Whence came the icy wind, it is impossible to say, without further exploration.
"Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland" by George Forrest Browne
Captain Pike, upon his return from his exploring tour, brought back quite glowing accounts of Santa Fe and its surroundings.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
The French continued their exploration of the interior of the continent.
"The Story of Geographical Discovery" by Joseph Jacobs
This was one of the bravest decisions a polar explorer has ever taken.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
We had not yet ventured to explore one of these ancient wynds, as they appeared to us like private passages between two rows of tall houses.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
But neither from boats nor from a land expedition has any one as yet been able to explore the higher parts of the mountain sides.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
Going off to explore further, we found our way into a snug kitchen.
"The Fortunate Isles" by Mary Stuart Boyd
The explorer was, in fact, within a few miles of Cooper's Creek.
"Australian Pictures" by Howard Willoughby
With the passage of a few years more, explorations upon the western shore of America began to assume a more definite form.
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
On July 30 I started off to explore a neighbouring pass and valley which looked interesting.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
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In poetry:

Then since we can't explore
What ages have conceal'd,
Name but the place,--I ask no more,--
'Tis all I wish revealed.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
The sacred light was curtained back
From my exploring eye,
And I seemed left to grope in night,
And there at last to die.
"Song Of The Converted Heathen" by James Avis Bartley
There, past the eagle's sparkling wings,
And past the swan I soar,
And past the Pegasean flight
Those heavenly deeps explore.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
Those happy realms of joy and peace
Fain would my heart explore,
Where grief and pain for ever cease,
And I shall sin no more.
"A Thought on Life and Death" by Ann Steele
Now, to explore!
The impatient wind is in the corridor;
Fate lays a finger on my sleeve once more;
And I must close this door.
"The Last Room" by Bliss William Carman
In the mountain, stillness surges up
to explore its own height;
in the lake, movement stands still
to contemplate its own depth.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore

In news:

All six fearlessly explore different dimensions of what it means to be black in America.
The author compellingly explores in her first novel the power of narrative, though her own can be heavy-handed.
Sharp 'Red Light Winter' an alluring , adult exploration of love, intimacy.
The film explores the human element, and what it would be like to be in Peter's situation, as much as it does the superhero aspect.
Global Hunter Securities upgraded the energy explorer to Buy from Neutral.
One of the advantages of being a senior citizen is having the time to explore different restaurants with the intention of finding a good place to eat.
Robert Ballard, Life Scout and world renowned oceanographer who discovered the Titanic, has invited a Virginia Eagle Scout and future leader in marine archaeology to explore the mysteries of the Black Sea.
Statoil will drill nine wells during a non-stop 2013 Norwegian Barents exploration campaign, increasing its Arctic activities.
Lee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to explore nature at beaches and shorelines at the next Barrier Island Paddle, scheduled to be held on Friday, Oct 14.
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry students sing, drum and chant below the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay Exploration Park on a recent sunny, breezy afternoon.
Exploring the Intersection of Media, Entertainment and Technology.
Explored both Split Rock and Gooseberry State parks on skis.
Summertime in the mid-1960s was a chance to explore, enjoy and grow, yielding memories that are sustaining even today.
Japanese junglist explores lush breakbeat house for Apollo.
Yet even as Thile has been exploring virtuosity with Punch Brothers, Sara Watkins has been fiddling away at her own explorations.
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In science:

Based on the window function of our observations, on the number of light curves examined, assuming that 0.75% of single stars have a close-in giant planet, and adopting a binary fraction of 1/2, we expect to find 1 planet in the EXPLORE I search and 1–2 planets in the EXPLORE II search.
Possible Transiting Planet Candidates from the EXPLORE Project
Starting from the proposed free energy (Eq. 1) it is possible to calculate the thermodynamic pressure in outof-equilibrium conditions, when the bath temperature is T and the configurational temperature is Te (i.e. when the system is exploring basins different from those explored in equilibrium at temperature T ).
A test of non-equilibrium thermodynamics in glassy systems: the soft-sphere case
The 20th century progress in three seemingly unrelated areas of human exploration - quantum physics and optics, astronomy, and human space exploration, led to the construction of this unique interplanetary instrument to conduct very precise tests of fundamental physics in our solar system.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
Even if the structured jet model so far does only the same job as the uniform jet model, it is still worth exploring, and should be explored, since it is more physical and has more predictive power; (2) The k = 2 power-law model predicts some anomalous signatures inconsistent with the data409 .
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
When the summary subtree rooted at a potentially relevant path has been fully explored, we check if the required descendent paths have been found during the exploration.
Path Summaries and Path Partitioning in Modern XML Databases
With a much larger sample of quasars than the SDSS Early Data Release sample used by R02, it is now possible to explore trends that were not possible to explore before.
AGN Outflows in Emission and Absorption: The SDSS Perspective
Brownstein and Moffat have explored the possibility that the linear dependence holds at distances explored by Pioneer probes while being cut at the orbital radii of Mars .
Long range gravity tests and the Pioneer anomaly
In all the generality, the observation is made and explored in.22 Earlier, it was explored in context of more concrete applications, see in particular.23 Let is also note that the surfaces considered in22 can be open on monopole lines, with unquantized monopole charges.
Nonperturbative physics at short distances
Then the ILC would explore the size, shape, origins and impact of this expanded universe. A powerful feature of the ILC is its capability to explore new physics in a model independent way.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Quite the contrary, he will never shy away from an opportunity to explore an unknown, possibly eccentric grounds. I will therefore attempt to explore some of the less known aspects of his work, which I find always interesting, and occasionally spectacular.
The work of Fred Cohen
We recall in Section 3 the construction of a (sub)critical L´evy CRT via the exploration process and some useful properties of this exploration process.
A continuum-tree-valued Markov process
We recall that the family of pruned exploration processes R = (ρθ , θ ≥ 0) is constructed from the exploration process ρ (which is equal to ρ0 ) and the measure-valued process M (mark) .
A continuum-tree-valued Markov process
Eventually, conditionally on those measures, the marked exploration processes on the right and on the left (reversed in time for that one) of the individual s are independent and distributed as marked exploration processes started respectively from (ρs , ms ) and (ηs , ms ), stopped when they first reach 0.
A continuum-tree-valued Markov process
These will allow us to define the goals and the direction of further exploration into the type of review and into conceptual learning. Additional future work involves the exploration of the materials, the level, and the position dimensions that we were not able complete with this study.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
We also perform two tests to gauge the influence of the smoothing kernel, in the first one, we want to explore to which extent ”pairing” of SPH particles occurs, in the second, we start from an imperfect initial particle distribution and explore the influence of the kernel on the resulting velocity noise.
Conservative, special-relativistic smoothed particle hydrodynamics
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