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?
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Idioms for search
Origin of search
OTHER WORDS FROM search
Example sentences from the Web for search
Morris searched for whatever strength was left in his malnourished body.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We searched all the impound lots in the city, and there they were,” Alvarado said.
Erwin Blumenfeld is one of the most searched and most shared artists on line.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In contrast, the area to be searched for Flight MH370 is 17,500 square miles, an unprecedented challenge.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Early on, it was all movie stars, but now, some of our most searched actresses are from television.The Movie Nudity Maestro: Jim McBride on 15 Years of Mr. Skin and That Scarlett Johansson Scene|Marlow Stern|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You searched the house near the little alley, after the second deed.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia|Author of "Old Broadbrim"
The tricks remain face upwards on the table, but must not be searched during the play of the hand.
The cries and shouts of the Indians, as they searched about for the proprietor, reached our ears.On the Banks of the Amazon|W.H.G. Kingston
Dey searched de house, and take out what dey want, den set de house afire.Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2|Works Projects Administration
In every direction they searched again and again for telltale columns of smoke, but saw nothing.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss
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
Idioms and Phrases with search
In addition to the idiom beginning with search
- search me
- high and low, search
- in search of