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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.