Associations to the word «Search»


SEARCH, noun. An attempt to find something.
SEARCH, noun. The act of searching in general.
SEARCH, verb. (transitive) To look in (a place) for something.
SEARCH, verb. (intransitive) (followed by "for") To look thoroughly.
SEARCH, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To look for, seek.
SEARCH, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To probe or examine (a wound).
SEARCH, verb. (obsolete) To examine; to try; to put to the test.
SEARCH AND RESCUE, noun. An effort to save persons whose locations are not precisely known from hazardous situations.
SEARCH AND RESCUES, noun. Plural of search and rescue
SEARCH BOX, noun. (computing) A text box for the input of text to be searched for in a database, on the Internet, etc.
SEARCH BOXES, noun. Plural of search box
SEARCH ENGINE, noun. (computing) an application that searches for, and retrieves, data based on some criteria, especially one that searches the Internet for documents containing specified words
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION, noun. The use of various techniques to improve a web site's ranking in search engines in the hopes of attracting more visitors.
SEARCH ENGINES, noun. Plural of search engine
SEARCH PARTY, noun. A group of people who search for someone or something lost.
SEARCH TERM, noun. (computing) The word or phrase entered into the search box of a webpage.
SEARCH TERMS, noun. Plural of search term
SEARCH TREE, noun. (computing theory) A tree (data structure) set up to facilitate searching.
SEARCH TREES, noun. Plural of search tree
SEARCH WAND, noun. A hand-held security device for detecting metal objects, or transmitters, etc. carried by a person.
SEARCH WANDS, noun. Plural of search wand
SEARCH WARRANT, noun. (legal) A court order in the form of a warrant, authorizing the search of a home and/or other privacy-protected place(s), notably to seek unlawful possessions, evidence etc. as part of a judicial inquiry
SEARCH WARRANTS, noun. Plural of search warrant

Dictionary definition

SEARCH, noun. The activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone.
SEARCH, noun. An investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search".
SEARCH, noun. 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".
SEARCH, noun. The examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful".
SEARCH, noun. Boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search".
SEARCH, verb. 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".
SEARCH, verb. Search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!".
SEARCH, verb. Inquire into; "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"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness".
SEARCH, verb. Subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche