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Definitions of seek

  1. make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (computer science) the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. inquire for; "seek directions from a local" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Sick. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To go in search of; to aim at; look for; ask or appeal for; as, to seek aid; to try to come to or go to; as, he sought the theater; inquire for; to attempt or try; as, he sought to undo the harm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To make search or inquiry; to make effort to find someone or something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Seeker. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Sought. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Seeking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To go in search of: to look for: to try to find or gain: to ask for: to solicit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To make search or inquiry: to try: to use solicitation: (B.) to resort to:-pa.t. and pa.p. sought. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To follow or search for; solicit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To try. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To go in search of; strive for; endeavor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To look; search. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To go in search of; to look for; to ask for; to resort to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To make search or inquiry; to endeavour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To look or search for; to endeavour to find or gain; to solicit; to resort or have recourse to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech. dictgcide_fs
  29. s[=e]k, v.t. to go in search of: to look for: to try to find or gain: to ask for: to solicit: to pursue: to consult.--v.i. to make search or inquiry: to try: to use solicitation: (B.) to resort to:--pa.t. and pa.p. sought.--ns. SEEK'ER, an inquirer: one of a sect in the time of Cromwell: (anat.) tracer; SEEK'-NO-FAR'THER, a reddish winter apple; SEEK'-SORR'OW (obs.), a self-tormentor.--SOUGHT AFTER, in demand, desired; To seek, to be sought: at a loss, without knowledge or resources, helpless. [A.S. sécan; cf. Dut. zoeken, Ger. suchen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. (sought, pr. sawt). Make search or inquiry for, try or be anxious to find or get, ask (thing of person), aim at, pursue as object, endeavour to do, make for or resort to (place, person, for advice, health, &c.), (what are you seeking?; seeks a situation as cook, wealth, scope for his energies, &c.; sought of him a sign; seeks my aid; seeks my life or to kill me; came seeking advice; sought his bed, a fortune-teller, the shore; s. dead!, order to retriever to find killed game; s.out, single out for pursuit &c., esp. make special efforts to secure society of); search (place, receptacle) through; make search or inquiry after or for (sought-after, much in demand, generally desired or courted); (archaic) resort in numbers to (person, place); is &c. to s. or much to s., is deficient, wanting, or not yet found (politeness is much to s. among them; is to s. in intelligence, grammar; an efficient leader is yet to s.). Hence (-)seeker n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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