search n

AFr 'seek' < L. circare, to go round, circle.

  1. Investigation; scrutiny; attempt to locate, detect, track down, pin down, or lay hands on; [fig.] possession; ownership; occupancy.
  2. Phrase. “in search of”: looking; in a quest for; desiring to discover; going in all directions in order to find.

search [-ed, -ing, -s] v

see search, n.

  1. Seek to discover; desire to obtain.
  2. Examine; look in a penetrating manner.
  3. Look; seek; [fig.] pine for.
  4. Expect; await.
  5. Explore; study; research; investigate.
  6. Probe.