American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To try to locate or discover; search for.
- v. To endeavor to obtain or reach: seek a college education.
- v. To go to or toward: Water seeks its own level.
- v. To inquire for; request: seek directions from a police officer.
- v. To try; endeavor: seek to do good.
- v. Obsolete To explore.
- v. To make a search or investigation: Seek and you will find.
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.
- v. transitive To try to find, to look for, to search.
- v. transitive To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
- v. transitive To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To go, move, travel (in a given direction).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Sick.
- v. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
- 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 try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
- v. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery.
- 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
- 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)
- Middle English sechen, seken, from Old English sēcan. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“JEANNE MESERVE, CNN HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT (voice over): In the remote Ramara Township, 90 miles north of Toronto, Mike Cote says he came across a group of men in what he called seek camouflage.”
“Although that might seem reasonable on its face, in practice what they really always seek is to prevent any mention of homosexuality at all unless it is described as evil, a ‘deathstyle’ or all the supposed bad things that gays are all about.”
“And if what they seek is for America to recognize their lifestyles as moral, should that not be something decided by ballot initiative and the will of the people, rather than a few judges legislating from the bench?”
“What we seek is more stability and a health care system on a sound financial footing.”
“It is amazing to me that anyone could think that, let alone put their name behind it and once again seek to distract state officials and needlessly increase their work load.”
“What the patient might seek is under such a system is a clinic that would provide them with services related to their condition in exchange for the 'going' lump-sum rate: consider the lump sum payment as a 'cancer voucher'.”
“The public good that the nations of the world seek is reduced net emissions of carbon that is ultimately more beneficial than its costs.”
“I assure you the Utopia you seek is NOT Wisconsin.”
“A humane death of the game we seek is #1 to me as well.”
“What does Feinstein seek to do with her committee when it comes to investigating the torture regime of the past seven years?”
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