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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Search  \Search\,  v.  i. 
  To  seek;  to  look  for  something  to  make  inquiry,  exploration, 
  or  examination;  to  hunt. 
  Once  more  search  with  me  --Shak. 
  It  sufficeth  that  they  have  once  with  care  sifted  the 
  matter,  and  searched  into  all  the  particulars.  --Locke. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Search  \Search\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  cerche.  See  {Search},  v.  t.] 
  The  act  of  seeking  or  looking  for  something  quest;  inquiry; 
  pursuit  for  finding  something  examination. 
  Thus  the  orb  he  roamed  With  narrow  search,  and  with 
  inspection  deep  Considered  every  creature.  --Milton. 
  Nor  did  my  search  of  liberty  begin  Till  my  black  hairs 
  were  changed  upon  my  chin.  --Dryden. 
  {Right  of  search}  (Mar.  Law),  the  right  of  the  lawfully 
  commissioned  cruisers  of  belligerent  nations  to  examine 
  and  search  private  merchant  vessels  on  the  high  seas,  for 
  the  enemy's  property  or  for  articles  contraband  of  war. 
  {Search  warrant}  (Law),  a  warrant  legally  issued,  authorizing 
  an  examination  or  search  of  a  house,  or  other  place  for 
  goods  stolen,  secreted,  or  concealed. 
  Syn:  Scrutiny;  examination;  exploration;  investigation; 
  research;  inquiry;  quest;  pursuit. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Search  \Search\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Searched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Searching}.]  [OE.  serchen  cerchen  OF  cerchier  F. 
  chercher  L.  circare  to  go  about  fr  L.  circum,  circa, 
  around  See  {Circle}.] 
  1.  To  look  over  or  through  for  the  purpose  of  finding 
  something  to  examine;  to  explore;  as  to  search  the  city. 
  ``Search  the  Scriptures.''  --John  v.  39. 
  They  are  come  to  search  the  house.  --Shak. 
  Search  me  O  God,  and  know  my  heart.  --Ps.  cxxxix 
  2.  To  inquire  after  to  look  for  to  seek. 
  I  will  both  search  my  sheep,  and  seek  them  out 
  --Ezek.  xxxiv 
  Enough  is  left  besides  to  search  and  know  --Milton. 
  3.  To  examine  or  explore  by  feeling  with  an  instrument;  to 
  probe;  as  to  search  a  wound. 
  4.  To  examine;  to  try  to  put  to  the  test. 
  {To  search  out},  to  seek  till  found  to  find  by  seeking;  as 
  to  search  out  truth. 
  Syn:  To  explore;  examine;  scrutinize;  seek;  investigate;  pry 
  into  inquire. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  looking  thoroughly  in  order  to  find 
  something  or  someone  [syn:  {searching},  {hunt},  {hunting}] 
  2:  an  investigation  seeking  answers;  "a  thorough  search  of  the 
  ledgers  revealed  nothing"  or  "the  outcome  justified  the 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {lookup}] 
  4:  the  examination  of  alternative  hypotheses;  "his  search  for  a 
  move  that  would  avoid  checkmate  was  unsuccessful" 
  5:  boarding  and  inspecting  a  ship  on  the  high  seas;  "right  of 
  v  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {seek},  {look  for}] 
  2:  search  or  seek;  "We  looked  all  day  and  finally  found  the 
  child  in  the  forest";  "Look  elsewhere  for  the  perfect 
  gift!"  [syn:  {look}] 
  3:  inquire  into  [syn:  {research},  {explore}] 
  4:  subject  to  a  search;  "The  police  searched  the  suspect";  "We 
  searched  the  whole  house  for  the  missing  keys" 

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