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SEARCH, v. t. serch

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.




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SEARCH, v. t. serch

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.


SEARCH, n. [serch.]

  1. A seeking or looking for something that is lost, or the place of which is unknown; with for or after; as, a search for lost money; a search for mines of gold and silver; a search after happiness or knowledge.
  2. Inquiry; a seeking. He spent his life in search of truth.
  3. Quest; pursuit for finding. Nor did my search of liberty begin / Till my black hairs were chang'd upon my chin. – Dryden.

SEARCH, v.i. [serch.]

  1. To seek; to look for; to make search. Once more search with me. – Shak.
  2. To make inquiry; to inquire. It suffices that they have once with care sifted the matter, and searched into all the particulars. – Locke. To search for, to look for; to seek; to try to find; as, to search for a gentleman now in the house. Shak.

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.

Search
  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. 23.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.

    I will both search my sheep, and seek them out. Ezek. xxxiv. 11.

    Enough is left besides to search and know. Milton.

  5. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
  6. 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.

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SEARCH, verb transitive serch

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 though men, that they may search the land of Canaan. Numbers 13:2.

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 instrument; as to search a wound.

4. To examine; to try. Psalms 139:23S

To search out, to seek till found, or to find by seeking; as, to search out truth.

Watts.

SEARCH, verb intransitive serch.

1. To seek; to look for; to make search

Once more search with me. Shak.

2. To make inquiry; to inquire.

It suffices that they have once with care sifted the matter, and searched into all the particulars. Locke.

To search for, to look for; to seek; to find; as, to search for a gentleman now in the house. Shak.

SEARCH, noun serch.

1. A seeking or looking for something that is lost, or the place of which us unknown; with for or after; as a search for lost money; a search for mines of gold and silver; a search after happiness or knowledge.

2. Inquiry; a seeking. He spent his life in search of truth.

3. Quest; pursuit for finding.

Nor did my search of liberty begin, Till my black hairs were chang'd upon my chin. Dryden.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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