What does seek mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seekverb

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

  2. seekverb

    try to get or reach

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

  3. search, seek, look forverb

    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, assayverb

    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. seekverb

    go to or towards

    "a liquid seeks its own level"

  6. seekverb

    inquire for

    "seek directions from a local"

Wiktionary

  1. seekverb

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

    I seek wisdom.

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

  2. seekverb

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

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

  3. seekverb

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

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

  4. seekverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seekadjective

    sick

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Seekverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Seekverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Seekverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Seekverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Seekverb

    to make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery

    Etymology: [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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  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

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  1. ekes, kees, seke

  2. Ekes

  3. Kees

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Numerology

  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. Rob Porter:

    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters. Rob Porter, meanwhile, pushed back strongly on the allegations in the press. These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago and the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described. I have been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign, my commitment to public service speaks for itself. I have always put duty to country first and treated others with respect. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Trump Administration and will seek to ensure a smooth transition when I leave White House.

  2. Rob Bonta:

    Where there’s reason to believe a crime has been committed, we will seek justice, that’s exactly what these charges are about: pursuing justice after an independent and thorough review of the evidence and the law. Ultimately, any loss of life is a tragedy and being licensed to carry a gun doesn’t mean you're not accountable for how you use it. No matter who you are, nobody is above the law.

  3. Antony Blinken:

    It’s also no secret that we have our differences and when it comes to those differences, as President Biden has also shared with President Putin, if Russia acts aggressively against us, our partners, and our allies, we’ll respond — and President Biden has demonstrated that in both word and deed, not for purposes of escalation, not to seek out conflict, but to defend our interests.

  4. Waldo Frank:

    We go forth all to seek America. And in the seeking we create her. In the quality of our search shall be the nature of the America that we created.

  5. Aida Alayarian:

    It's really important for us to bring in young refugees who have suffered psychologically but don't have the willingness to seek psychological help.

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