- Seek is defined as to search or look for something.
An example of seek is to actively be searching through help wanted ads.
Tools you might use if you seek a job.
seek definition by Webster's New World
- to try to find; search for; look for
- to go to; resort to: to seek the woods for peace
- to try to get or find out by asking or searching: to seek the answer to a question
- to request; ask for
- to bend one's efforts toward; aim at; pursue: seeking perfection
- to try; attempt: used with an infinitive: to seek to please someone
- Archaic to explore
Origin: Middle English seken ; from Old English secan, akin to Old Saxon sōkian, German suchen, Old Norse sœkja ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sāg-, to track down, trace from source Classical Latin sagire, to scent out, perceive
- to look for someone or something
- to make a search or investigation: to seek after something
- Archaic to resort (to)
- seeker noun
seek definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb sought sought , seek·ing, seeks verb, transitive
- To try to locate or discover; search for.
- To endeavor to obtain or reach: seek a college education.
- To go to or toward: Water seeks its own level.
- To inquire for; request: seek directions from a police officer.
- To try; endeavor: seek to do good.
- Obsolete To explore.
Origin: Middle English sechen, seken, from Old English sēcan; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.
seek - Computer Definition
(1) To move the access arm to the requested track on a disk.
(2) An assembly language instruction that activates a seek operation on disk.
(3) A high-level programming language command used to select a record by key field.