the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
try to get or reach
"seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
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"
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"
go to or towards
"a liquid seeks its own level"
"seek directions from a local"
To try to find, to look for, to search.
I seek wisdom.
To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
To go, move, travel (in a given direction).
Origin: From seken (also sechen), from secan, with influence from sœkja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from sōkijanan.
to go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find
to inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech
to try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life
to try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to
to make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery
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
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1910
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2564
Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Verbs Frequency: #134
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The numerical value of seek in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of seek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- axtarmaq, aramaqAzerbaijani
- търся, тарашаBulgarian
- جستن, جستجو کردنPersian
- sykjeWestern Frisian
- sir, iarr, lorgScottish Gaelic
- खोजना, ढूँढना, ढूँढ़नाHindi
- keres, kutatHungarian
- ricercare, cercareItalian
- 探し回る, 探すJapanese
- 찾다, 추구Korean
- бара, трагаMacedonian
- nastreven, zoekenDutch
- lete, søkeNorwegian
- poszukiwać, szukaćPolish
- искать, разыскивать, [[пытаться]] [[найти]]Russian
- тра́жити, trážitiSerbo-Croatian
- leta, sökaSwedish
- ҷустуҷӯ карданTajik
- bulmaya calismak, aramakTurkish
- qidirmoq, axtarmoqUzbek
- tìm, tìm kiếmVietnamese
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