HyperDic: seek

English > 6 senses of the word seek:
VERBpossessionseektry to get or reach / reach
contactseek, search, look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
socialseek, try, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
motionseekgo to or towards
communicationseekinquire for
NOUNeventseekthe movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
seek > pronunciation
Soundssiy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > seek: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk.
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
English > seek: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningtry to get or reach / reach.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "seek a position"
  • "seek an education"
  • "seek happiness"
Narrowerbidmake a serious effort to attain something
questmake a search (for)
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Catalanbuscar, cercar, investigar, perseguir, recercar
Spanishbuscar, perseguir
Nounsseekingan attempt to acquire or gain something
English > seek: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningtry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe banks seek the check; They seek the water; Sam cannot seek Sue
Synonymssearch, 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
Participlesoughtthat is looked for
Nounsseekingthe act of searching / searching for something
English > seek: 6 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningmake an effort or attempt.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey seek to move
Example "She always seeks to do good in the world"
Synonymstry, attempt, essay, assay
Entailed bysucceed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goodsattain success or reach a desired goal / goal
Narrowerendeavor, endeavour, striveattempt by employing effort
fight, strugglemake a strenuous or labored effort
gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceTake a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
give it a whirl, give it a trytry
gropeSearch blindly or uncertainly
have a go, give it a trymake an attempt at something
risk, put on the line, lay on the lineexpose to a chance of loss or damage
take a dare, pick up the gauntletBe dared to do something and attempt it
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Catalanintentar
Spanishbuscar, ensayar, intentar, pretender, tratar
English > seek: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaninggo to or towards.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"a liquid seeks its own level"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishbuscar
English > seek: 6 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaninginquire for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"seek directions from a local"
Broaderrequestinquire for (information)
Spanishbuscar
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