What does seek mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seek(verb)

    the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

  2. seek(verb)

    try to get or reach

    "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. seek(verb)

    go to or towards

    "a liquid seeks its own level"

  6. seek(verb)

    inquire for

    "seek directions from a local"


  1. seek(Verb)

    To try to find, to look for, to search.

    I seek wisdom.

  2. seek(Verb)

    To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.

  3. seek(Verb)

    To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.

  4. seek(Verb)

    To go, move, travel (in a given direction).

  5. Origin: From seken (also sechen), from secan, with influence from sœkja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from sōkijanan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seek(adj)


  2. Seek(verb)

    to go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find

  3. Seek(verb)

    to inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech

  4. Seek(verb)

    to try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life

  5. Seek(verb)

    to try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to

  6. Seek(verb)

    to make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery

  7. 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

  1. Seek

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1910

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2564

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Verbs Frequency: #134

Anagrams for seek »

  1. ekes, kees, seke

  2. Ekes

  3. Kees

  4. Seke

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seek in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of seek in a Sentence

  1. Gordana Biernat:

    MEDITATE when you need stillness. Seek KNOWLEDGE when you need movement. LOVE when you want to know your true self.

  2. Jon Kyl:

    I do know I will not seek this seat in 2020, nor any other office in the future. i have family needs, as well, and so, we'll decide what to do at that point.

  3. Paul Pawlowski:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Our hopes are that our audience or anybody who is thinking about watching this will dive a little bit deeper and be informed by what we presented, but encouraged to seek out other things to better inform their opinion because we cant cover everything and use that to have discussion, to have debate and you know, move forward from there, leavenworth.

  4. Andrew Krumerman:

    Patients should ask their primary care physicians about screening, they should seek out exercise programs and begin to increase their activity level, while making healthy choices when it comes to their diet.

  5. Ahmad F. Hedayat:

    Seek knowledge even if it’s in MACS0647-JD.

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