Meaning of PROBE in English


Function: verb

Inflected Form: probed ; prob · ing

Date: 1649

transitive verb

1 : to search into and explore very thoroughly : subject to a penetrating investigation

2 : to examine with a probe <unmanned vehicles probed space>

intransitive verb : to make a searching exploratory investigation

synonyms see ENTER

– prob · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.