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  3  definitions  found 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Searching  \Search"ing\,  a. 
  Exploring  thoroughly;  scrutinizing;  penetrating;  trying;  as 
  a  searching  discourse;  a  searching  eye.  ``Piercing, 
  searching,  biting,  cold.''  --Dickens.  --  {Search"ing*ly}, 
  adv  --  {Search"ing*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  diligent  and  thorough  in  inquiry  or  investigation;  "a 
  probing  inquiry";  "a  searching  investigation  of  their 
  past  dealings"  [syn:  {inquisitory},  {probing}] 
  2:  having  keenness  and  forcefulness  and  penetration  in  thought, 
  expression,  or  intellect;  "searching  insights";  "trenchant 
  criticism"  [syn:  {trenchant}] 
  3:  exploring  thoroughly 
  n  :  the  activity  of  looking  thoroughly  in  order  to  find 
  something  or  someone  [syn:  {search},  {hunt},  {hunting}] 

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