Origin of researchMiddle French recerche from recercher, to travel through, survey: see re- and search
The scientists conducted research to find a cure for the disease.
- Research is careful and organized study or gathering of information about a specific topic.
- An example of research is a project where scientists try to find a cure for AIDS.
- An example of research is the information a high school student tracks down information for a school report.
- Research is defined as to track down information or gain knowledge about a specific subject.
An example of research is gathering information on the Internet about traveling in Mexico.
- Careful study of a given subject, field, or problem, undertaken to discover facts or principles.
- An act or period of such study: her researches of medieval parish records.
verbre·searched, re·search·ing, re·search·es
- To study (something) thoroughly so as to present in a detailed, accurate manner: researching the effects of acid rain.
- To do research for: research a magazine article.
Origin of researchObsolete French recerche from recercher to search closely from Old French re- re- cerchier to search ; see search .
- re·search′er re·search′ist
(countable and uncountable, plural researches)
- (uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
- (countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
(third-person singular simple present researches, present participle researching, simple past and past participle researched)
- To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.
- (intransitive) To make an extensive investigation into.
- To search again.
Early Modern French rechercher (“to examine closely"), from Old French recerchier (“to seek, to look for").
- I was trying to research the buyer.
- Sensing my reaction she added, It's sort of what I do in my job; research things.
- The pulpit of St Mary's was no longer closed to him, but the success of Balliol in the schools gave rise to jealousy in other colleges, and old prejudices did not suddenly give way; while a new movement in favour of " the endowment of research " ran counter to his immediate purposes.
- Well, she wants to do a little research to see if she can find an explanation.
- No one said it, but internet research indicated that a coma which lasted more than two weeks might become permanent.