verb (used with object), sought, seek·ing.
verb (used without object), sought, seek·ing.
Origin of seek
Synonyms for seek
Examples from the Web for seeking
Contemporary Examples of seeking
The detectives are still at it, seeking to account for a period of time when Brinsley may well have paused to sit somewhere.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
Most other social justice movements are seeking some shift of power and money.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality
December 30, 2014
The child almost died from the delay of an hour in seeking help.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
Seeking to be celebrated for simply hiring a woman is tokenizing and offensive.Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back
December 16, 2014
Who can blame musicians for seeking a larger crossover audience?The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of seeking
We shall be going West like the old '49-ers, seeking adventure and gold.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He was seeking his opportunity to punish him for the rash utterance.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
Back and back gave Tranter, ever seeking time for a last cut.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
"It clears Alan," he said, seeking furtively for a look into the drooping face.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Still, I had nothing; not even the means of seeking a livelihood.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
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.