Search is defined as to look for or examine something.(verb)
An example of search is to go through a closet looking for an old pair of shoes.
The definition of a search is the process of looking for something or someone.(noun)
An example of a search is a quest to find a missing person.
See search in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME searchen < OFr cercher < LL circare, to go round, go about, explore < circus, a ring: see circus
See search in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb searched, search·ing, search·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English serchen
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman sercher
Origin: , variant of Old French cerchier
Origin: , from Latin circāre, to go around
Origin: , from Latin circus, circle
Origin: , from Greek krikos, kirkos; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
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