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NOUN (4)

1. an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities;
- Example: "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
[syn: probe, investigation]

2. a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities;

3. an exploratory action or expedition;

4. an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity;


VERB (2)

1. question or examine thoroughly and closely;
[syn: probe, examine]

2. examine physically with or as if with a probe;
- Example: "probe an anthill"
[syn: probe, dig into, poke into]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Probe \Probe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Probed; p. pr. & vb. n. Probing.] [L. probare to try, examine. See Prove.] [1913 Webster] 1. To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts, of the crown. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Probe \Probe\, n. (Surg.) An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc. --Parr. [1913 Webster] Probe scissors, or Probe-pointed scissors (Surg.), scissors used to open wounds, the blade of which, to be thrust into the orifice, has a button at the end. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

probe n 1: an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal" [syn: probe, investigation] 2: a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities 3: an exploratory action or expedition 4: an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity v 1: question or examine thoroughly and closely [syn: probe, examine] 2: examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill" [syn: probe, dig into, poke into]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

213 Moby Thesaurus words for "probe": ATDA, ATS, Alouette, Anna, Apollo, Ariel, Atlas-Score, Biosatellite, Comsat, Cosmos, Courier, Diapason, Discoverer, ERS, Early Bird, Echo, Elektron, Explorer, GATV, Gemini, Injun, Intelsat, LPN, Lofti, Luna, Lunar Orbiter, Lunik, Mariner, Mars probes, Mercury, Midas, Nimbus, OAO, OGO, OSO, Pageos, Pegasus, Pioneer, Proton, RN, Ranger, Relay, Samos, San Marco, Secor, Sputnik, Surveyor, Syncom, Telstar, Transit, Vanguard, Viking, Voskhod, WRESAT, Zond, amassing evidence, appraise, appreciate, artificial satellite, artificial satellites, assay, assess, barometer, calculate, calibrate, caliper, charge nurse, check a parameter, close inquiry, communications satellite, compute, delve into, delving, department of investigation, detection, detective work, dial, dig, dig into, district nurse, divide, domiciliary visit, dragnet, enquiry, estimate, evaluate, examination, examine, exhaustive study, exploration, explore, fathom, feel out, feeler, fly a kite, forage, frisk, gauge, geo probe, geodetic satellite, geophysical satellite, go, go into, graduate, graduate nurse, hearing, house-search, hunt, hunting, indagate, indagation, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, instrument carrier, investigate, investigation, investigative bureau, legislative investigation, legwork, licensed practical nurse, look into, measure, mensurate, mete, meter, navigational satellite, nurse, nursing sister, pace, peer into, perquisition, perscrutation, pilot balloon, plumb, poke, poke around, poke into, posse, practical nurse, private-duty nurse, prize, probationer, probationist, probing, prod, pry into, public health nurse, quantify, quantize, quest, random sample, ransacking, rate, read, reconnoiter, registered nurse, registering rocket, research, research rocket, research satellite, robot satellite, rummage, sample, satellite, school nurse, scrub nurse, scrutinize, scrutiny, search, search into, search party, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, sift, sifting, sister, size, size up, sleuthing, sound, sound out, sounder, space probe, space satellite, spacecraft, span, sputnik, stalk, stalking, step, still hunt, straw vote, student nurse, study, surgical nurse, survey, take a reading, test rocket, trained nurse, trial balloon, triangulate, turning over, unmanned satellite, valuate, value, visiting nurse, weather satellite, weather vane, weathercock, weigh, witch-hunt
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Probe An object-oriented logic language based on ObjVlisp. ["Proposition d'une Extension Objet Minimale pour Prolog", Actes du Sem Prog en Logique, Tregastel (May 1987), pp. 483-506].