HyperDic: search

English > 9 senses of the word search:
VERBcontactsearch, seek, look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
perceptionsearch, looksearch or seek
cognitionsearch, research, exploreinquire into
contactsearchsubject to a search
NOUNactsearch, hunt, huntingthe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
actsearchan investigation seeking answers
processsearch, lookupan operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
cognitionsearchthe examination of alternative hypotheses
actsearchboarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas
search > pronunciation
Soundsser'ch
Rhymesbirch ... research: 7 rhymes with erch...
English > search: 9 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.
Synonymshunt, hunting
NarrowerexplorationA careful systematic search
foraging, forageThe act of searching for food and provisions / provisions
frisk, friskingThe act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
looking, looking forThe act of searching / searching visually
manhuntAn organized search (by police) for a person (charged with a crime)
quest, seekingThe act of searching / searching for something
ransacking, rummageA thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
scouringMoving over territory to search / search for something
shakedownA very thorough search of a person or a place
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Catalancerca, recerca
Spanishbusca, búsqueda
Verbssearchtry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
searchsearch or seek
English > search: 9 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn investigation seeking answers.
Examples
  • "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"
  • "the outcome justified the search"
Broaderinvestigation, investigatingThe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
Spanishbúsqueda
Verbssearchinquire into
English > search: 9 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningAn operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property.
Synonymlookup
Broaderoperation(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
Catalanrecerca
Spanishbúsqueda
English > search: 9 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe examination of alternative hypotheses.
Example"his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
NarrowerhuntAn instance of searching for something
pursuit, pursuance, questA search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
Broaderhigher cognitive processcognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
Catalanrecerca
Spanishbúsqueda
English > search: 9 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningboarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas.
Example"right of search"
Broaderexamination, scrutinyThe act of examining something closely (as for mistakes / mistakes)
Verbssearchsubject to a search
English > search: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot search Sue; The banks search the check; They search the water
Examples
  • "The police are searching for clues"
  • "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
Synonymsseek, look for
Narrowerbrowse, surflook around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
divinesearch by divining, as if with a rod
dredge, dragsearch (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
feelgrope or feel in search of something
fingersearch for on the computer
fish, angleseek indirectly
gatherlook for (food) in nature
grope, fumbleFeel about uncertainly or blindly
grubsearch about busily
huntseek, search for
leave no stone unturnedsearch thoroughly and exhaustively
quest for, go after, quest after, pursuego in search / search / search of or hunt for
scourExamine minutely
seek outlook for a specific person or thing
shop, browseshop around
wanthunt or look for
Catalanbuscar, cercar, escorcollar
Spanishbuscar, explorar, registrar
Nounssearchthe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
searchersomeone making a search / search / search / search / search or inquiry
searchera customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
English > search: 9 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningSearch or seek.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe men search the area for animals; The men search for animals in the area
Synonymlook
Entailed byrout up, rout outGet or find by searching
Narrowercruiselook for a sexual partner in a public place
huntsearch (an area) for prey
intrude, horn in, pry, nose, pokeSearch or inquire in a meddlesome way
prospectSearch for something desirable
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Catalanbuscar, cercar, escorcollar, mirar, perquirir
Spanishbuscar, examinar, mirar
Nounssearchthe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
searchersomeone making a search / search / search / search / search or inquiry
searchera customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
English > search: 9 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaninginquire into.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsresearch, explore
Narrowercast about, beat about, cast aroundsearch anxiously
googleSearch the internet (for information) using the Google search engine
mapquestSearch for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program
prospectexplore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
re-exploreexplore / explore anew
Broaderinvestigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
Catalanbuscar, cercar, esbrinar, explorar, indagar, perquirir
Spanishaveriguar, buscar, explorar, inquirir, investigar
Nounssearchan investigation seeking answers
searchersomeone making a search / search / search / search / search or inquiry
English > search: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningsubject to a search.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to search the prisoners
Examples
  • "The police searched the suspect"
  • "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
Narrowercomb, ransacksearch thoroughly
frisksearch as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets
raidsearch for something needed or desired
rifle, goGo through in search of something
rummagesearch haphazardly
scanmake a wide, sweeping search of
strip-searchsearch (someone) for weapons or drugs by having the person remove their clothes
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Spanishbuscar
Nounssearchboarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas
searchersomeone making a search / search / search / search / search or inquiry
searchera customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
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