Definition of explorer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈsplɔːrə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsplɔːrər//
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a person who travels to unknown places in order to find out more about them Early explorers traded directly with Native Americans for furs.Extra examples the great British explorers of the sixteenth century The Arctic explorer has been preparing for his latest expedition. The river Amazon was named by Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana.
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