Meaning of PROBE in English

■ noun

1》 a blunt-ended surgical instrument for exploring a wound or part of the body.

↘a small measuring or testing device, especially an electrode.

2》 an investigation into a crime or other matter.

3》 (also space ~ ) an unmanned exploratory spacecraft.

4》 a projecting device on an aircraft for in-flight refuelling or on a spacecraft for docking with another craft.

■ verb

1》 physically explore or examine.

2》 enquire into closely.


~r noun

probing adjective

probingly adverb


ME (asnoun): from late L. proba 'proof' (in med. L. 'examination'), from L. probare 'to test'.

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