Definition of SEARCH

ˈsərch How to pronounce search (audio)

searched; searching; searches

transitive verb

1 : to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something: such as

a : to examine in seeking something searched the north field

b : to look through or explore by inspecting possible places of concealment or investigating suspicious circumstances

c : to read thoroughly: check especially: to examine a public record or register for information about search land titles

d : to examine for articles concealed on the person

e : to look at as if to discover or penetrate intention or nature

2 : to uncover, find, or come to know by inquiry or scrutiny —usually used without

intransitive verb

1 : to look or inquire carefully searched for the papers

2 : to make painstaking investigation or examination

1a : an act of searching a search for food go in search of help

b : an act of boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas in the exercise of the right of search

3 : power or range of penetrating also: a penetrating effect

a : the method by which your website is popularized within common search engine services, such as