What does seek mean?

Definitions for seeksik

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

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bryant McGill:

    Be the love you seek.

  2. The National Weather Service:

    Seek higher ground now!

  3. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Seek simplicity, and distrust it.

  4. Thomas Tusser:

    Seek home for rest, for home is best.

  5. Edgar Allan Poe:

    Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.

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