Definition of search in English:
- His lax brown eyes scanned the conveyor belt carefully, searching for a black duffel bag.
- We walked among the shops, searching for anyone who was looking for an apprentice.
- He mounted once more and began to trot among the trees, searching for the source of the noise.
- Setting off the alarm at the security check, I was searched much more thoroughly than I'd ever been before.
- The driver was searched by security guards but they did not check inside the lorry, said the newspaper.
- Even I do not pay any attention to the armed guards searching me before I enter any public place.
- I walked to Ken's office and sat at his computer and started searching the databases.
- So Joe was able to search the database for information about himself as well as his ancestor.
- By searching the database a user can find out if a match exists for the buyer or seller who they are dealing with.
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- In search of answers, they bolted and ran to alternative practitioners.
- In search of opportunities to fulfil his dreams, he goes away from his caring brother.
- Systematic literature searches were conducted to assess the evidence for and against the effectiveness of kava extract for treating anxiety.
- We found qualitative studies that focused directly on double standards through our computerized database searches.
- They often asked questions that were too vague or did not lend themselves to keyword searches on the computer databases.
- A computerized search through all relevant databases was also conducted using several combinations of keywords.
- After a two-month search of public records in Britain, all leads ran dry.
- She maintains that she did not discover the transfer until 1998 when her lawyer conducted a title search on the property.
- Instruct your solicitor to inspect local and national searches and the title deeds for any onerous covenants, restrictions, etc.
This is from the Old French verb cerchier from late Latin circare ‘go round’, from Latin circus ‘circle’. The main semantic strands are ‘explore thoroughly’ (search the premises) and ‘try to find’ (search out the truth), both of which have been present from the start. In research (late 16th century) the prefix re- is an intensifier of the meaning. The Old English equivalent seek is unconnected, going back to an Indo-European root shared by Latin sagire ‘perceive by scent’.
Words that rhyme with searchbesmirch, birch, church, lurch, perch, smirch
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