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, hunting(noun)

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

  2. search(noun)

    an investigation seeking answers

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

  3. search, lookup(noun)

    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. search(noun)

    the examination of alternative hypotheses

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

  5. search(verb)

    boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

    "right of search"

  6. 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"

  7. search, look(verb)

    search or seek

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

  8. research, search, explore(verb)

    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. search(verb)

    subject to a search

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

Wiktionary

  1. search(Noun)

    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. search(Noun)

    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. search(Verb)

    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. search(Verb)

    To look thoroughly.

    The police are searching for evidence in his flat.

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

  5. search(Verb)

    To look for, seek.

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

  6. search(Verb)

    To probe or examine (a wound).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Search(verb)

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

  2. Search(verb)

    to inquire after; to look for; to seek

  3. Search(verb)

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

  4. Search(verb)

    to examine; to try; to put to the test

  5. Search(verb)

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

  6. Search(verb)

    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

How to pronounce search?

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How to say search in sign language?

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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. Deputy Interior Minister Roberto Campa:

    It should be Mexican institutions ... that conclude the investigation, the search, and we should be capable of advancing in the attention we pay to the victims.

  2. Tom Cruise:

    What I believe in my own life is that it's a search for how I can do things better, whether it's being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve, individuals have to decide what is true and real for them.

  3. Cathy Edwards:

    When Search first began, our results were just plain text, today, we’re introducing three fundamental shifts in how we think about Search, including a range of new features that use AI to make your search experience more visual and enjoyable.

  4. Maple Bank:

    Maple Bank has thoroughly supported the search operations and has assured the investigating authorities of its further cooperation, the bank does not comment in principle on questions of tax law and ongoing procedures.

  5. Angelica Varela:

    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.

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