the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
try to get or reach
"seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
search, seek, look for(verb)
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"
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay(verb)
make an effort or attempt
"He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
go to or towards
"a liquid seeks its own level"
"seek directions from a local"
To try to find, to look for, to search.
I seek wisdom.
To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
To go, move, travel (in a given direction).
Origin: From seken (also sechen), from secan, with influence from sœkja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from sōkijanan.
to go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find
to inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech
to try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life
to try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to
to make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery
Origin: [OE. seken, AS. scan, scean; akin to OS. skian, LG. sken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. saekja, Sw. ska, Dan. sge, Goth. skjan, and E. sake. Cf. Beseech, Ransack, Sagacious, Sake, Soc.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sēk, v.t. to go in search of: to look for: to try to find or gain: to ask for: to solicit: to pursue: to consult.—v.i. to make search or inquiry: to try: to use solicitation: (B.) to resort to:—pa.t. and pa.p. sought.—ns. Seek′er, an inquirer: one of a sect in the time of Cromwell: (anat.) tracer; Seek′-no-far′ther, a reddish winter apple; Seek′-sorr′ow (obs.), a self-tormentor.—Sought after, in demand, desired; To seek, to be sought: at a loss, without knowledge or resources, helpless. [A.S. sécan; cf. Dut. zoeken, Ger. suchen.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1910
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2564
Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Verbs Frequency: #134
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The numerical value of seek in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of seek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
While the payer can agree to never seek a reduction, the recipient can never agree not to seek more.
Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.
We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel.
Seek truth! Seek truth in the darkness, under the oceans, above the clouds; seek it everywhere and every time! Stop deceiving yourself with the untruth, seek the truth!
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Translations for seek
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- axtarmaq, aramaqAzerbaijani
- търся, тарашаBulgarian
- جستن, جستجو کردنPersian
- sykjeWestern Frisian
- sir, iarr, lorgScottish Gaelic
- खोजना, ढूँढना, ढूँढ़नाHindi
- keres, kutatHungarian
- ricercare, cercareItalian
- 探し回る, 探すJapanese
- 찾다, 추구Korean
- бара, трагаMacedonian
- nastreven, zoekenDutch
- lete, søkeNorwegian
- poszukiwać, szukaćPolish
- искать, разыскивать, [[пытаться]] [[найти]]Russian
- тра́жити, trážitiSerbo-Croatian
- leta, sökaSwedish
- ҷустуҷӯ карданTajik
- bulmaya calismak, aramakTurkish
- qidirmoq, axtarmoqUzbek
- tìm, tìm kiếmVietnamese
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