Meaning of PROBE in English

n. & v.


1. a penetrating investigation.

2 any small device, esp. an electrode, for measuring, testing, etc.

3 a blunt-ended surgical instrument usu. of metal for exploring a wound etc.

4 (in full space probe) an unmanned exploratory spacecraft transmitting information about its environment.

1. examine or enquire into closely.

2 explore (a wound or part of the body) with a probe.

3 penetrate with a sharp instrument.


probeable adj. prober n. probingly adv.

Etymology: LL proba proof, in med.L examination, f. L probare test

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.