Search - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
SEARCH, v. t. serch
1. To look over or through for the purpose of finding something; to explore; to examine by inspection; as, to search the house for a book; to search the wood for a thief.
Send though men, that they may search the land of Canaan. Num 13.
2. To inquire; to seek for.
Enough is left besides to search and know. Milton.
3. To probe; to seek the knowledge of by feeling with instrument; as to search a wound.
4. To examine; to try. Psa 139S
To search out, to seek till found, or to find by seeking; as, to search out truth.
SEARCH, v.i. serch.
1. To seek; to look for; to make search.
Once more search with me. Shak.
2. To make inquiry; to inquire.
It suffices that they have once with care sifted the matter, and searched into all the particulars. Locke.
To search for, to look for; to seek; to find; as, to search for a gentleman now in the house. Shak.
SEARCH, n. serch.
1. A seeking or looking for something that is lost, or the place of which us unknown; with for or after; as a search for lost money; a search for mines of gold and silver; a search after happiness or knowledge.
2. Inquiry; a seeking. He spent his life in search of truth.
3. Quest; pursuit for finding.
Nor did my search of liberty begin, Till my black hairs were chang'd upon my chin. Dryden.