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Definitions of search

  1. search or seek; " We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; " Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. an investigation seeking answers; " a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; " the outcome justified the search"
  5. boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; " right of search"
  6. the examination of alternative hypotheses; " his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
  7. subject to a search; " The police searched the suspect"; " We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
  8. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
  9. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
  10. To examine; to try; to put to the test.
  11. To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
  12. The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
  13. To seek for; look for; go over and examine; as, to search a house; explore; inspect; probe.
  14. Seek; to make inquiry.
  15. The act of seeking or looking for something; investigation; examination; pursuit; quest.
  16. To look round to find: to seek: to examine: to inspect: to explore: to put to the test.
  17. To seek for: to make inquiry.
  18. The act of seeking or looking for: examination: inquiry: investigation: pursuit.
  19. Act of seeking; quest; examination.
  20. To seek for; examine; test.
  21. To seek; examine.
  22. To explore thoroughly; try; examine; seek or look carefully.
  23. The act of seeking or looking diligently; investigation; inquiry.
  24. 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.
  25. To explore; to examine; to inquire; to probe.
  26. To seek; to look for; to make inquiry.
  27. A seeking or looking, as for something lost or desired, or whose place is unknown; quest; pursuit; an endeavour to obtain; inquiry; examination.
  28. To seek for the purpose of finding; to look through; to explore; to put to the test; to make inquiry.

Usage examples for search

  1. " Then how can I help in the search for the lost man? – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  2. Why had he never gone in search of her? – Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 13, 2009
  3. Do not they rather go in search of him? – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  4. It went in search of life. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  5. Search me if you will. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  6. 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
  7. It's getting too dark to search now; we'll try to- morrow. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  8. You might search half an hour in vain. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  9. " 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
  10. " It might be well," said he, " if you are to search me at all." – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  11. 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
  12. There's no search now, said Elfrida, because it's found. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  13. Then why did you come up with me to search for the lake? – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  14. 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
  15. He shook his head and said: There is no reason to search your bag- none whatever. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  16. I said to myself, " This shall be my last search." – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  17. " I'll not trouble you to search me," said he. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  18. We'll search for them. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  19. Well, then, I saw the reason I was in search of, at once. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  20. It was no difficult search. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
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