[ see-ker ]
/ ˈsi kər /


a person or thing that seeks.
  1. a device in a missile that locates a target by sensing some characteristic of the target, as heat emission.
  2. a missile equipped with such a device.

Origin of seeker

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at seek, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for seeker



early 14c., agent noun from seek. The religious sect of the Seekers is attested from 1645.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper