search party

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  1. a group of persons conducting an organized search for someone or something lost or hidden.

Origin of search party

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby search party Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use search party in a sentence

  • Excepting herself and Marian, there was nobody in the house but the cook, whose husband had also joined the search party.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • I agree with Jessie that the townspeople should send out a search party, and I for one refuse to give up the hike.

  • I had not told anyone that I proposed to come to the Blue John mine, and it was unlikely that a search party would come after me.

    The Last Galley | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • As in duty bound they told him; and the search party turned in the direction of the log shanty.

    A Scout of To-day | Isabel Hornibrook

British Dictionary definitions for search party

search party

  1. a group of people taking part in an organized search, as for a lost, missing, or wanted person

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