Searched the room for her missing earring; searched the desk for a pen.
Search one's conscience for the right thing to do.
An example of a search is a quest to find a missing person.
Searching for the right words to say.
Searched all afternoon for my wallet.
To search one's conscience.
An example of search is to go through a closet looking for an old pair of shoes.
I searched the garden for the keys and found them in the vegetable patch.
The police are searching for evidence in his flat.
Now to the bottome dost thou search my wound.
Thus when they all had sorowed their fill, / They softly gan to search his griesly wownd [...]
His wife perceiving him to droope and languish away, entreated him she might leasurely search and neerely view the quality of his disease [...]
To search a house for a lost article.
- Used by a speaker to indicate that he or she does not have an answer to a question just asked.
- Making a search for; trying to find, learn, etc. by searching.
- I do not know the answer to your query.
Origin of search
- Middle English serchen from Anglo-Norman sercher variant of Old French cerchier from Latin circāre to go around from Latin circus circle from Greek krikos, kirkos sker-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition