search VERB 1) try to find something by looking or otherwise seeking carefully and thoroughly. 2) examine (a place, vehicle, or person) thoroughly in order to find something or someone. 3) (searching) investigating very deeply: searching questions.
NOUN an act of searching.
search me! — Cf. ↑search me!
DERIVATIVES searchable adjective searcher noun.
ORIGIN Old French cerchier, from Latin circare 'go round' .

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