Definitions for search

Definitions for (noun) search

Main entry: search

Definition: an investigation seeking answers

Usage: a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing; the outcome justified the search

Main entry: search

Definition: boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas

Usage: right of search

Main entry: search, hunt, hunting

Definition: the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

Main entry: search

Definition: the examination of alternative hypotheses

Usage: his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful

Main entry: search, lookup

Definition: an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property

Usage: they wrote a program to do a table lookup

Definitions for (verb) search

Main entry: research, search, explore

Definition: inquire into

Usage: the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project; He searched for information on his relatives on the web; Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness

Main entry: look for, search, seek

Definition: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Usage: The police are searching for clues; They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

Main entry: search

Definition: subject to a search

Usage: The police searched the suspect; We searched the whole house for the missing keys

Main entry: search, look

Definition: search or seek

Usage: We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest; Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!

Visual thesaurus for search