verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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?
Origin of search
Examples from the Web for searchable
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.
British Dictionary definitions for searchable
- 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 Formssearchable, adjectivesearcher, noun
Word Origin for search
Idioms and Phrases with searchable
In addition to the idiom beginning with search
- search me
- high and low, search
- in search of