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. David Graff:

    We want to be very careful about the type of information that we highlight in the search feature given its prominence. Given the concern around elections and elections information, we want to be particularly conservative here.

  2. onlineibusiness:

    Reputation Management - The Classic Strategy to Success: The internet has given the power of knowledge to customers. Customers just need to enter your name in the search engine such as Google and they will get information about your business. This information can be in the form of your official website link and/or customer/product reviews. The customers find this information very useful as it aids them in decision making and reducing their risk while shopping. As this information influences the customers in your favor or against you, it can quickly become a major hurdle for your business. Therefore, it is important to manage your online reputation when you are dealing with online public relations. All business persons realize the power of Word of Mouth (WOM). Just one customer spreading bad WOM about you can ruin any strongly created image built through extensive marketing campaigns. WOM, especially negative WOM spreads like the wildfire spreads in a forest. A customer's negative posts about your business will surely damage your image;…

  3. Anka Mustapha:

    A very intense search is on to locate and rescue them.

  4. Fazel Ahmad Sherzad:

    A number of Taliban clashed with Afghan forces in different parts of the city, right now there is no fighting but a search and clearance operation is underway.

  5. Justice Department:

    The Department's policy that permits federal task force officers to use body worn cameras when executing search and arrest warrants is a significant step towards greater transparency.

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