1. the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
2. an investigation seeking answers
- a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
- the outcome justified the search
3. an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
Similar word(s): lookup
4. the examination of alternative hypotheses
- his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful
Definition categories: thought
5. boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas
- right of search
Sentences with search as a noun:
- With only five minutes until we were meant to leave, the search for the keys started in earnest.
- Search is a hard problem for computers to solve efficiently.
1. 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
Similar word(s): seek
Definition categories: contact
2. search or seek
Similar word(s): look
3. inquire into
- 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
4. subject to a search
- The police searched the suspect
- We searched the whole house for the missing keys
Sentences with search as a verb:
- I searched the garden for the keys and found them in the vegetable patch.
- The police are searching for evidence in his flat.