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noun (n)

  • the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone (noun.act)
    Synonym: hunt, hunting
    source: wordnet30
  • an investigation seeking answers (noun.act)
    Example:
    A thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing.
    The outcome justified the search.
    source: wordnet30
  • an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property (noun.process)
    Synonym: lookup
    source: wordnet30
  • the examination of alternative hypotheses (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    His search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful.
    source: wordnet30
  • boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas (noun.act)
    Example:
    Right of search.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of (verb.contact)
    Synonym: look for, seek
    Example:
    The police are searching for clues.
    They are searching for the missing man in the entire county.
    source: wordnet30
  • search or seek (verb.perception)
    Synonym: look
    source: wordnet30
  • inquire into (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: explore, research
    Example:
    The students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project.
    He searched for information on his relatives on the web.
    source: wordnet30
  • subject to a search (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The police searched the suspect.
    We searched the whole house for the missing keys.
    source: wordnet30
  • To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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