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  Definition of search
  1. an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
  2. boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"
  3. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  4. the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
  5. 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"
  6. inquire into
  7. 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"
  8. subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
  9. search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
Similar Words: hunt, hunting, lookup, research, explore, seek, look for, look

 

Hyponyms: exploration, foraging, forage, frisk, frisking, looking, looking for, manhunt, quest, seeking, ransacking, rummage, scouring, shakedown, hunt, pursuit, pursuance, prospect, re-explore, cast about, beat about, cast around, dredge, drag, finger, grope, fumble, divine, browse, surf, leave no stone unturned, gather, want, scour, seek out, quest for, go after, quest after, pursue, fish, angle, grub, feel, shop, raid, strip-search, scan, rifle, go, comb, ransack, cruise, pry, nose, poke

 

Derivational Morphology: research, explore, hunt, look, seek, look for, exploration, seeker, searcher, quester, inquiry, enquiry, research worker, researcher, investigator, quest, seeking, hunting

 

Anagrams: eschar, chaser

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: buscar and cercar and recerca   Chinese: 搜查  
Danish: Søgning   Dutch: doorzoeken and zoeken and zoektocht  
Esperanto: serĉado and serĉi and traserĉi   Estonian: otsima and otsing  
Finnish: etsiä and haku   French: chercher  
German: durchsuchen and Suche and suchen   Hungarian: keres  
Ido: serchar   Italian: cercare and ricerca  
Japanese: 探し回る and 探す   Korean: 찾다  
Lithuanian: ieškoti   Norwegian: lete and søk  
Polish: szukać   Portuguese: busca and buscar and procurar  
Romanian: căuta and căutare   Russian: искать  
Slovene: iskanje and iskati   Spanish: búsqueda and buscar  
Swedish: söka and sökande   Telugu: అన్వేషణ and వెతుకు  
Turkish: aramak  
 
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