The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

6 definitions found
 for seek
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seek \Seek\, a.
     Sick. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seek \Seek\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sought; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Seeking.] [OE. seken, AS. s[=e]can, s[=e]cean; akin to OS.
     s[=o]kian, LG. s["o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen,
     Icel. saekja, Sw. s["o]ka, Dan. s["o]ge, Goth. s[=o]kjan, and
     E. sake. Cf. Beseech, Ransack, Sagacious, Sake,
     1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to
        [1913 Webster]
              The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he
              said, I seek my brethren.             --Gen. xxxvii.
                                                    15, 16.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
        [1913 Webster]
              Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. --Luke
                                                    xi. 16.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as,
        to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
        [1913 Webster]
              Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal. --Amos v. 5.
        [1913 Webster]
              Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seek \Seek\, v. i.
     To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery.
     [1913 Webster]
           Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. --Isa.
                                                    xxxiv. 16.
     [1913 Webster]
     To seek, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared.
        "Unpracticed, unprepared, and still to seek." --Milton.
     To seek after, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or
     To seek for, to endeavor to find.
     To seek to, to apply to; to resort to; to court. [Obs.]
        "All the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom." --1
        Kings x. 24.
     To seek upon, to make strict inquiry after; to follow up;
        to persecute. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              To seek
              Upon a man and do his soul unrest.    --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track
           on a disk
      v 1: try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an
           education"; "seek happiness"
      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" [syn: search,
         seek, look for]
      3: 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" [syn: try,
         seek, attempt, essay, assay]
      4: go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
      5: inquire for; "seek directions from a local"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "seek":
     address, aim, angle for, ask for, aspire, be after, be curious,
     be determined, beat about for, beg, bid for, burn with curiosity,
     canvass, cast about, chase, chivy, court, delve, delve for, demand,
     dig, dig around for, dig for, dig up, dog, endeavor, essay,
     ferret out, fish, fish for, follow, follow up, gape, gawk,
     give chase, go after, go gunning for, gun for, hollo after, hope,
     hound, hunt, hunt for, hunt up, inquire, interrogate, invite,
     labor, look, look for, look up, make after, mouse, nose,
     nose around for, nose out, peer, pop the question, prosecute,
     prowl after, pursue, query, quest, quest after, question, quiz,
     raise the hunt, request, resolve, root, rubber, rubberneck,
     run after, search, search for, search out, see to, seek for,
     seek out, smell, solicit, stare, still-hunt, strain, strive,
     struggle, study, sue, sue for, sweat, sweat blood, take out after,
     try, try to find, undertake, want to know, woo

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  To move the head of a disk drive radially,
     i.e., to move from one track to another.
     2.  To wind the tape to a given location.
     3.  To move the pointer that marks the next byte
     to be read from or written to a file.

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229