Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that seeks: a seeker of the truth.
  • n. A device used in a moving object, especially a missile, that locates a target by detecting light, heat, or other radiation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who seeks.
  • n. Especially, a religious seeker: a pilgrim, or one who aspires to enlightenment, Nirvana, Salvation, or God Realization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who seeks; that which is used in seeking or searching.
  • n. One of a small heterogeneous sect of the 17th century, in Great Britain, who professed to be seeking the true church, ministry, and sacraments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who seeks; an inquirer: as, a seeker after truth.
  • n. One who applies or resorts: with to.
  • n. A searcher.
  • n. [capitalized] One of a sect in the time of Cromwell which professed no determinate religion, but claimed to be in search of the true church, ministry, sacraments, and Scriptures.
  • n. In anatomy, same as tracer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
  • n. someone making a search or inquiry

Etymologies

to seek + -er (Wiktionary)

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