Meaning of search

Definition of search

(noun) the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a table lookup"
the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"
(verb) 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"
search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
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"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

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