Definitions for: Seek


[n] (computer science) the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
[v] inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
[v] 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"
[v] go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
[v] try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Seek, a.
Sick. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sought; p. pr. & vb. n.
Seeking.] [OE, seken, AS. s?can, s?cean; akin to OS.
s?kian, LG. s["o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen,
Icel. s?kja, Sw. s["o]ka, Dan. s["o]ge, Goth. s?kjan, and E.
sake. Cf. Beseech, Ransack, Sagacious, Sake, Soc.]
1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to
find.

The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he
said, I seek my brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.
15,16.

2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.

Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. --Luke
xi. 16.

3. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as,
to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.

4. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.

Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal. --Amos v. 5.

Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains.
--Pope.


Seek, v. i.
To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery.

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. --Isa.
xxxiv. 16.

To seek, needing to seek or search; hence, unpreparated.
``Unpracticed, unpreparated, and still to seek.''
--Milton. [Obs]

To seek after, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or
take.

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.]

To seek Upon a man and do his soul unrest.
--Chaucer.

Synonyms: assay, attempt, essay, look for, search, try

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