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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
search (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something as
a) to examine in seeking something - searched the north field
b) to look through or explore by inspecting possible places of concealment or investigating suspicious circumstances
c) to read thoroughly - check , especially to examine a public record or register for information about - search land titles
d) to examine for articles concealed on the person
e) to look at as if to discover or penetrate intention or nature
2.
intransitive verb
to uncover, find, or come to know by inquiry or scrutiny - usually used with out
1.
to look or inquire carefully - searched for the papers
2.
to make painstaking investigation or examination
search (noun)
1.
a) an act of - searching a search for food go in search of help
b) an act of boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas in exercise of right of search
2.
obsolete a party that - searches
3.
power or range of penetrating , also a penetrating effect
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
search (noun)
an act or process of looking carefully or thoroughly for someone or something
SYNONIMS:
hunt, quest
RELATED WORDS:
shakedown; sweep; chase, pursuit; recon, reconnaissance, scout; canvass ( canvas), survey; exploration, probe; forage
search (verb)
1.
to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
SYNONIMS:
comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), troll
RELATED WORDS:
frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, study
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect
search (verb)
2.
to go into or range over for purposes of discovery
SYNONIMS:
hunt, probe, prospect, search, skirr
RELATED WORDS:
reconnoiter ( reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound
search (verb)
to go in search of
SYNONIMS:
cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, look up, pursue, quest, search (for out), shop (for)
RELATED WORDS:
ferret (out), root (out)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide, lose; ignore, neglect
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