verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- rescue dog,
- rescue grass,
- rescue mission,
- research and development,
- research library,
- research park,
- research quantum,
Origin of research
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of re-search
Examples from the Web for research
Have you tried to access the research that your tax dollars finance, almost all of which is kept behind a paywall?
The research literature, too, asks these questions, and not without reason.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.
As I went spelunking through the research literature, I found a huge variation in definitions.
Spall says that, faced with the contradictions in the research, they created an amalgam of them.
I feel warranted, therefore, in giving in some detail my research on this illusion, which again has been an extended one.
Without pursuing him through this research, I shall merely state the conclusions at which he arrived, viz.The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 1 (of 2)|John Ayrton Paris
Yet one must, indeed, indicate what lines of research are especially in question.
Edgerstone is to meet me at Jedburgh for this research, and then we shall go up with him to dinner.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6|John Gibson Lockhart
A still more potent source of failure must be sought in the faulty methods of research pursued by most investigators.On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote|A. Mueller
Word Origin for research
1570s, "act of searching closely," from Middle French recerche (1530s, Modern French recherche), back-formation from Old French recercher (see research (v.)). Meaning "scientific inquiry" is first attested 1630s. Phrase research and development is recorded from 1923.
1590s, from Middle French recercher, from Old French recercher "seek out, search closely," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + cercher "to seek for" (see search (v.)). Related: Researched; researching.