Definitions of search

  1. inquire into
  2. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  3. search or seek; " We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; " Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
  4. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; " The police are searching for clues"; " They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
  5. an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; " they wrote a program to do a table lookup"
  6. an investigation seeking answers; " a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; " the outcome justified the search"
  7. boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; " right of search"
  8. the examination of alternative hypotheses; " his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
  9. subject to a search; " The police searched the suspect"; " We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
  10. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
  11. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
  12. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
  13. To examine; to try; to put to the test.
  14. To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
  15. The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
  16. To seek for; look for; go over and examine; as, to search a house; explore; inspect; probe.
  17. Seek; to make inquiry.
  18. The act of seeking or looking for something; investigation; examination; pursuit; quest.
  19. To look round to find: to seek: to examine: to inspect: to explore: to put to the test.
  20. To seek for: to make inquiry.
  21. The act of seeking or looking for: examination: inquiry: investigation: pursuit.
  22. Act of seeking; quest; examination.
  23. To seek for; examine; test.
  24. To seek; examine.
  25. To explore thoroughly; try; examine; seek or look carefully.
  26. The act of seeking or looking diligently; investigation; inquiry.
  27. A seeking or looking for something; a seeking; inquiry; pursuit for finding. Right of search, the right claimed by a nation to authorize her naval commanders to examine the merchant vessels of other nations in time of war.
  28. To explore; to examine; to inquire; to probe.
  29. To seek; to look for; to make inquiry.
  30. A seeking or looking, as for something lost or desired, or whose place is unknown; quest; pursuit; an endeavour to obtain; inquiry; examination.
  31. To seek for the purpose of finding; to look through; to explore; to put to the test; to make inquiry.

Quotes of search

  1. Passion surprises. One doesn't search it. It can happen to you tomorrow. – Isabelle Adjani
  2. There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man. – Ana Castillo
  3. Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves. – Charlie Chaplin
  4. You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  5. Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. – Bob Considine
  6. The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. – Erich Fromm
  7. Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  8. Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality. – Kenneth Scott Latourette
  9. When you start with a portrait and search for a pure form, a clear volume, through successive eliminations, you arrive inevitably at the egg. Likewise, starting with the egg and following the same process in reverse, one finishes with the portrait. – Pablo Picasso
  10. Lawyers( are) operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass. – Jane Bryant Quinn
  11. Man is more than merely an animal to exist and propagate his species. His mind gives him capacity to search out the great truths in God's arrangement and this lifts him far above the other animal creation. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  12. Half of Google's revenue comes from selling text -based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo. – Eric Schmidt
  13. My books are about losers, about people who've lost their way and are engaged in a search – Antonio Tabucchi
  14. I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that. – George Woodcock
  15. I believe that all my work explores the human desire or obsession for utopias, and the structure of all my works is the search for utopias lost and rediscovered. – Marguerite Young

Usage examples for search

  1. I said to myself, " This shall be my last search – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. " Then how can I help in the search for the lost man? – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  3. Search me if you will. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  4. It went in search of life. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  5. It's getting too dark to search now; we'll try to- morrow. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  6. Do not they rather go in search of him? – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  7. There's no search now, said Elfrida, because it's found. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  8. " I did not search her out. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  9. It was no difficult search – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  10. Then why did you come up with me to search for the lake? – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  11. You might search half an hour in vain. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  12. " It might be well," said he, " if you are to search me at all." – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. Why had he never gone in search of her? – Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 13, 2009
  14. Well, then, I saw the reason I was in search of, at once. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  15. She had written to Thirlwell, telling him when she would be ready to begin her search for the ore, and now waited his reply. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  16. She knew I had no news of Gaston, and only asked me if search was still kept up for him. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  17. We'll search for them. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  18. He shook his head and said: There is no reason to search your bag- none whatever. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  19. " I'll not trouble you to search me," said he. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. Betty saw me first, and understanding who it was that I was in search of, she came towards me. – Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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