Definition for SEARCH

SEARCH, v.t. [serch; Fr. chercher; It. cercare; Arm. kerchat, to seek, to ramble.]

  1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to explore; to examine by inspection; as, to search the house for a book; to search the wood for a thief. Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan. – Num. xiii.
  2. To inquire; to seek for. Enough is left besides to search and know. – Milton.
  3. To probe; to seek the knowledge of, by feeling with an instrument; as, to search a wound. – Shak.
  4. To examine; to try. Ps. cxxxix. To search out, to seek till found, or to find by seeking; as, to search out truth. – Watts.

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