from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To try to locate or discover; search for.
- transitive v. To endeavor to obtain or reach: seek a college education.
- transitive v. To go to or toward: Water seeks its own level.
- transitive v. To inquire for; request: seek directions from a police officer.
- transitive v. To try; endeavor: seek to do good.
- transitive v. Obsolete To explore.
- intransitive v. To make a search or investigation: Seek and you will find.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To try to find, to look for, to search.
- v. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
- v. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
- v. To go, move, travel (in a given direction).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sick.
- transitive v. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
- transitive v. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
- transitive v. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
- transitive v. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
- intransitive v. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go in search or quest of; look or search for; endeavor to find: often followed by out.
- To inquire for; ask for; solicit; desire or try to obtain.
- To go to; resort to; have recourse to.
- To aim at; pursue as an object; strive after; attempt: as, to seek a person's life or his ruin.
- To try; endeavor: with an infinitive object.
- To search; search through.
- To look at; consult.
- To go; proceed; resort; have recourse; apply: with to.
- To search, or make search or inquiry.
- (b ) At a loss; without knowledge, experience, or resources; helpless: used adjectively, usually with be.
- A Middle English form of sick.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. go to or towards
- v. inquire for
- v. make an effort or attempt
- n. the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
- v. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
- v. try to get or reach
Middle English sechen, seken, from Old English sēcan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English seken (also sechen), from Old English sēċan ("to seek; try to find, to look for, make search for; try to get; strive to effect, aim at, strive after; seek after, try to provide for; try to find out by investigation or examination; enquire about; try to learn by asking, ask, ask for, inquire; look to for, expect from; visit, go to; resort to; go, move, proceed; approach, attain to; attack, pursue, follow"), with influence from Old Norse sœkja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from Proto-Germanic *sōkijanan (“to seek”) (compare West Frisian sykje, Dutch zoeken, German suchen, Danish søge). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g- (“to seek out”). (Wiktionary)