- 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
Turns out, many people in search of solitude have been clambering into their closets throughout the pandemic.The Pandemic’s Unlikely Revelation: Closet Offices|Joshua Eferighe|November 17, 2020|Ozy
Pages with more links to and from other pages will rank higher in the list of possible solutions that emerge from the search request.
He begins the scanning search for which cognition was engineered.
Clearfind also generates revenue through referral fees that come from search within Clearfind.Bootstrapped Clearfind wants to cut your software spend, for a small fee|Jordan Crook|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
By May, there had been a 60 percent increase in searches for “gap year,” according to Google Trends.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
Morris searched for whatever strength was left in his malnourished body.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the video, the bus is getting searched by a cop with a German shepherd.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|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
He hath searched out the deep, and the heart of men: and considered their crafty devices.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
They had searched Mortlake House for Alice, and that vain quest had not wasted more than half-an-hour.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Of course you did not hear anything about her when you searched up and down the boulevard the other day?The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
We searched afterwards three days in hopes to find their houses, but found none; yet we saw many places where they had made fires.
Dorothy searched for the hidden treasure in desperate haste, and placed the letter on the table before him.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
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