- the act of searching; careful examination or investigation: Her date with the guy she met online went badly, so her search for “Mr. Right” continues.
- an instance of this: Did the search turn up any clues?
Idioms about search
Origin of search
OTHER WORDS FROM search
How to use search in a sentence
The company has begun a search for two new leaders to fill Williams' role — a new business-focused SVP and a new editor-in-chief.
I recommend splitting your searches between written articles and YouTube videos to find the sweet spot.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY|Courtney Starr|November 20, 2020|Popular-Science
The two websites will remain independent of each other, and BuzzFeed has begun a search for a new editor-in-chief of HuffPost.BuzzFeed buys HuffPost from Verizon in latest new-media deal|Verne Kopytoff|November 19, 2020|Fortune
The search for him is both suspenseful and wonderfully atmospheric.
Quasi-prepared, I stepped from the dusty Kebler Pass road on a recent September morning and, at long last, entered the sun-shot intricacies, the shade-dappled mysteries, in search of the perfect hanging campsite.
As it turns out, my cell phone number had been searchable through a GoDaddy domain listing I obtained several years ago.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The full archive is searchable online, and current issues are available on many platforms.
Federal law bars the government from maintaining a searchable digital database of gun purchases.How Bronx Teen Shaaliver Douse, Killed by Cops, Ended Up With a Gun|Michael Daly|August 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today, Google Books and other searchable text databases have been a godsend.The Oxford English Dictionary: The Original Crowdsourcer|Josh Dzieza|April 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The diaries are searchable and the Royalist couldn't resist vanity-searching for Sykes.
To maintain an easily searchable text, accented or special characters have been discarded.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
Text containing these three characters will not be text-searchable in a browser.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
British Dictionary definitions for search
- to explore (a bodily cavity) during a surgical procedure
- to probe (a wound)
- a review of a file to locate specific information
- (as modifier)a search routine
Derived forms of searchsearchable, adjectivesearcher, noun
Word Origin for search
Other Idioms and Phrases with search
In addition to the idiom beginning with search
- search me
- high and low, search
- in search of