verb (used with object), sought, seek·ing.
verb (used without object), sought, seek·ing.
- seeing glass,
- seeing is believing,
- seeing that,
- seeing things,
- seeing-eye dog,
- seek out,
Origin of seek
Examples from the Web for seeking
The detectives are still at it, seeking to account for a period of time when Brinsley may well have paused to sit somewhere.
Most other social justice movements are seeking some shift of power and money.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The child almost died from the delay of an hour in seeking help.
Seeking to be celebrated for simply hiring a woman is tokenizing and offensive.
Who can blame musicians for seeking a larger crossover audience?
Suppose now she stood before him, wonder-eyes raised, seeking his soul's truth; hands resting in his until he should speak.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
"Dirt don't stick to you, Mr. Oldfield," once said a seeking widow.Tiverton Tales|Alice Brown
On seeking re-election in York, he declined to give any pledge on the burning question of the Clergy Reserves and was defeated.
Whether he was seeking a wife or a kingdom, he would have his will, but he could wait for it.William the Conqueror|Edward Augustus Freeman
With the first coming of light they started on—seeking the gray spider and the gray wolf.The Way of an Indian|Frederic Remington
verb seeks, seeking or sought (mainly tr)
Word Origin for seek
Old English secan "inquire, search for; pursue; long for, wish for, desire; look for, expect from," influenced by Old Norse soekja, both from Proto-Germanic *sokjan (cf. Old Saxon sokian, Old Frisian seka, Middle Dutch soekan, Old High German suohhan, German suchen, Gothic sokjan), from PIE *sag-yo-, from root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (cf. Latin sagire "to perceive quickly or keenly," sagus "presaging, predicting," Old Irish saigim "seek"). The natural modern form of the Anglo-Saxon word as uninfluenced by Norse is in beseech. Related: Sought; seeking.
see play hide and seek.