What does Search mean?

Definitions for Search
sɜrtʃSearch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Search.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. search, hunt, huntingnoun

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

  2. searchnoun

    an investigation seeking answers

    "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"

  3. search, lookupnoun

    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. searchnoun

    the examination of alternative hypotheses

    "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"

  5. searchverb

    boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

    "right of search"

  6. search, seek, look forverb

    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"

  7. search, lookverb

    search or seek

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

  8. research, search, exploreverb

    inquire into

    "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"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"

  9. searchverb

    subject to a search

    "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

Wiktionary

  1. searchnoun

    An attempt to find something.

    With only five minutes until we were meant to leave, the search for the keys started in earnest.

    Etymology: From serchen, from sercher, cerchier, from circare.

  2. searchnoun

    The act of searching in general.

    Search is a hard problem for computers to solve efficiently

    Etymology: From serchen, from sercher, cerchier, from circare.

  3. searchverb

    To look in (a place) for something.

    I searched the garden for the keys and found them in the vegetable patch.

    Etymology: From serchen, from sercher, cerchier, from circare.

  4. searchverb

    To look thoroughly.

    The police are searching for evidence in his flat.

    Etymology: From serchen, from sercher, cerchier, from circare.

  5. searchverb

    To look for, seek.

    Etymology: From serchen, from sercher, cerchier, from circare.

  6. searchverb

    To probe or examine (a wound).

    Etymology: From serchen, from sercher, cerchier, from circare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Searchverb

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

  2. Searchverb

    to inquire after; to look for; to seek

  3. Searchverb

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

  4. Searchverb

    to examine; to try; to put to the test

  5. Searchverb

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

  6. Searchverb

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

Freebase

  1. Search

    Search is an American science fiction series that aired on Wednesday nights on NBC at 10 pm ET, from September 1972 to August 1973. It ran for 23 episodes, not including the two-hour pilot film originally titled Probe. When picked up for series production, the title had to be changed because Probe was the name of an existing PBS series. In the UK the series aired on BBC 1 under the title Search Control. The show was created by Leslie Stevens, and produced by Leslie Stevens, Robert Justman, John Strong and Tony Spinner. The high concept was described as "science fiction in today's world" and the episodes featured many high-tech elements which are considered common in current science fiction shows.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Search

    sėrch, v.t. to look round to find: to seek; to examine: to inspect: to explore: to put to the test: to probe.—v.i. to seek for: to make inquiry.—n. the act of seeking or looking for: examination: inquiry: investigation: pursuit.—adj. Search′able, capable of being searched.—ns. Search′ableness, the state or quality of being searchable; Search′er, a seeker: an inquirer or examiner: a custom-house officer: an officer who formerly apprehended idlers on the street during church hours in Scotland: a sieve or strainer.—adj. Search′ing, looking over closely: penetrating: trying: severe.—adv. Search′ingly.—n. Search′ingness, the quality of being searching, penetrating, or severe.—adj. Search′less, unsearchable.—ns. Search′-light, an electric arc-light used on board ship and in military operations; Search′-warr′ant, a legal warrant authorising a search for stolen goods, &c.—Right of search, the right claimed by one nation to authorise the commanders of their cruisers to search private merchant-vessels for articles contraband of war. [O. Fr. cercher (Fr. chercher)—L. circāre, to go about—circus, a circle.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. search

    1. An operation to locate an enemy force known or believed to be at sea. 2. A systematic reconnaissance of a defined area, so that all parts of the area have passed within visibility. 3. To distribute gunfire over an area in depth by successive changes in gun elevation.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. search

    If the act of submitting to search is to subject neutral vessels to confiscation by the enemy, the parties must look to that enemy whose the injustice is for redress, but they are not to shelter themselves by committing a fraud upon the undoubted rights of the other country.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Search' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2021

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Search' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4145

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Search' in Nouns Frequency: #838

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Search' in Verbs Frequency: #454

Anagrams for Search »

  1. achers, Arches, arches, casher, chaser, eschar

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Search in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Search in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Search in a Sentence

  1. Angelica Varela:

    The black-footed ferrets prey on prairie dogs so it was once thought that elimination programs for the dogs, considered a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, were impacting the ferret population. Now, there was a concerted effort by the state to rebuild the black-footed ferret population. On a recent day, volunteers made their way to small-town Seligman and met for training on the first night inside a rented home in a rural neighborhood that Arizona Game and Fish uses for the operation. One of those volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. Robert Coonrod has been volunteering for five years. Though hes not a biologist, he enjoys helping out wildlife and found a new photography hobby while volunteering. HUNTERS TURN TO HIPSTERS TO HELP BOOST SPORTS DECLINING NUMBERS One of the volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. ( Fox News) Were looking for a ferret to be outside his hole. We drive down, he gets curious, looks at the lights, you see the green eyes shine, and then its off to the races, Robert Coonrod said. Once the animalis spotted, volunteers run towardit and set up a trap. But they have to first hopscotch around prairie dog burrows that dot the landscape. Sometimes it can be very entertaining watching people run across a prairie dog colony because youre so focused on the ferret that you forget about all these holes on the ground, Holly Hicks said. Yeah, every one of us has tripped and fallen in a prairie dog hole after chasing after a ferret. ARIZONA MAN PICKED UP NEWBORN FAWN, TOOK IT TO LOCAL BAR, OFFICIALS SAY With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduate Angelica Varela, who will soon be starting an internship with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up( Fox News)( When I started) volunteering( for other wildlife organizations) and really getting boots on the ground and realizing the hard work that actually goes into it, its really important and its really satisfying being able to know that you had a part in helping a species, as conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We have to do it without any period of limitation; we need to know all their names, we will search wherever they may be hiding. We will find them anywhere on the planet and punish them.

  3. Lisa Kaltenegger:

    I have 408 new favorite stars, it is amazing that I don't have to pick just one ; I now get to search hundreds of stars.

  4. The Economist:

    Next, we built a model to predict each sites share of links Google produces for each keyword, based on the premise that search results should reflect accuracy and audience, as Google claims.

  5. Keri Gans:

    Some people need something sweet at the end of each meal and will search for dessert. If they pop a piece of chewing gum, maybe it can do the trick.

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