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To search is to look for something. A search party is a group of people looking for something together. Their search may take a long time. If they're in the army, they might be on a mission to search and destroy.

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To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.

Noun
an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"

Noun
boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"

Noun
the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

Noun
the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"

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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"

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Verb
inquire into

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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"

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subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

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search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"


v. t.
To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.

v. t.
To inquire after; to look for; to seek.

v. t.
To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.

v. t.
To examine; to try; to put to the test.

v. i.
To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.

v. t.
The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.


Search

Search , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Searched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Searching.] [OE. serchen, cerchen, OF. cerchier, F. chercher, L. circare to go about, fr. L. circum, circa, around. See Circle.] 1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city. "Search the Scriptures." John v. 39.
They are come to search the house.
Search me, O God, and know my heart.
2. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
Enough is left besides to search and know.
3. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound. 4. To examine; to try; to put to the test. To search out, to seek till found; to find by seeking; as, to search out truth. Syn. -- To explore; examine; scrutinize; seek; investigate; pry into; inquire.

Search

Search, v. i. To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
Once more search with me.
It sufficeth that they have once with care sifted the matter, and searched into all the particulars.

Search

Search, n. [Cf. OF. cerche. See Search, v. t.] The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
Thus the orb he roamed With narrow search, and with inspection deep Considered every creature.
Nor did my search of liberty begin Till my black hairs were changed upon my chin.
Right of search (Mar. Law), the right of the lawfully commissioned cruisers of belligerent nations to examine and search private merchant vessels on the high seas, for the enemy's property or for articles contraband of war. -- Search warrant (Law), a warrant legally issued, authorizing an examination or search of a house, or other place, for goods stolen, secreted, or concealed. Syn. -- Scrutiny; examination; exploration; investigation; research; inquiry; quest; pursuit.

To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.

To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.

The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.

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Usage Examples

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.

A whopping 89 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks online is the modern equivalent of 'curb appeal.' Rent a wide-angle lens and good lighting, get rid of your clutter and post at least eight great photos to win the beauty contest.

As I approach my 88th birthday, it's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't quite what they used to be. The prospect of long flights to wherever in search of whatever are not quite as appealing.

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic.

All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.

As a child, the family that I had and the love I had from my two parents allowed me to go ahead and be more aggressive, to search and to take risks knowing that, if I failed, I could always come home to a family of love and support.

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Other Usage Examples

A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning.

A lot of people in the media, and some everyday people, really aren't in search of the truth. They're in search of something worse than that. Money, yeah. I think the media's the kind of a thing where the truth doesn't win, because it's no fun. The truth's no fun.

At a minimum the majority of search dollars will flow to a social media model because people care most about what their peers think and the technology is there for that information to be quickly shared on products and services.

A vital step for the technology sector is to signpost legitimate search options far more clearly and to delete links to sites that promote illegally sourced content.

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