Definition of "search" []

  • To make a thorough examination of; look over carefully in order to find something; explore. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a careful examination or investigation of; probe: search one's conscience for the right solution to the problem. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To make a thorough check of (a legal document); scrutinize: search a title. (verb-transitive)
  • To examine in order to find something lost or concealed. (verb-transitive)
  • To examine the person or personal effects of in order to find something lost or concealed. (verb-transitive)
  • To look through (a place, records, etc) thoroughly in order to find someone or something (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To examine (a person) for concealed objects by running one's hands over the clothing (verb)
  • To look at or examine (something) closely (verb)
  • To discover by investigation (verb)
  • To explore (a bodily cavity) during a surgical procedure (verb)
  • To probe (a wound) (verb)
  • To fire all over (an area) (verb)
  • To review (a file) to locate specific information (verb)
  • To penetrate (verb)
  • The act or an instance of searching (noun)
  • The examination of a vessel by the right of search (noun)
  • A review of a file to locate specific information (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "search" in a sentence
  • "+ Real time search -- “real time search” means looking through material that literally is published in real time."
  • "To help you out, the Finding Tablets in the database page says:In order to browse or search the tablets for more specific information, for example the texts written by the same person, texts in which a certain word, term or name occurs, or that refer to a particular subject or come from the same archaeological context, follow ‘search' or ‘browse' from the side menu."
  • "` ` Search! '' echoed Ochiltree; ` ` na, na, Mr. Dusterdeevil, ye are mair of a conjuror than a clerk --- it's search, man, _search_ ---"