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  1. a person or thing that seeks.
  2. Rocketry.
    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.
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Origin of seeker

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at seek, -er1
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  • A seeker for omens might have said that the heavens were weeping over our ill-fated venture.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It was the library of a seeker after the encyclopædic culture of the Germany of his day.

  • Again we can only say that the seeker would be disappointed.

  • So in the fashion of those days he became a seeker after truth.

  • I was, too, a seeker of curious experience, and this was to prove my undoing.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

Word Origin and History for seeker


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

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