(noun, verb)


1. an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

- there was a congressional probe into the scandal

Similar word(s): investigation

Definition categories: thought, enquiry, inquiry, research

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

Definition categories: man–made

3. an exploratory action or expedition

Definition categories: act, exploration

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

Definition categories: act, research

Sentences with probe as a noun:

- They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.

- Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.


1. question or examine thoroughly and closely

Similar word(s): examine

Definition categories: communication, investigate

2. examine physically with or as if with a probe

- probe an anthill

Definition categories: contact, penetrate, perforate

Sentences with probe as a verb:

- If you probe further, you may discover different reasons.