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Meaning of "search" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEARCH

From Old French cerchier, from Late Latin circāre to go around, from Latin circuscircle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEARCH

search  [sɜːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEARCH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Search is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb search in English.

WHAT DOES SEARCH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Searching

Searching or search may refer to: ▪ Search engine technology, software for finding information ▪ Web search engine, a service for finding information on the World Wide Web ▪ Enterprise search, software or services for finding information within organizations ▪ Search algorithm ▪ Search and rescue ▪ Search and seizure, a police procedure ▪ Searching , racehorse ▪ Searching, using a computer to find an item with specified properties among a collection of items using a search algorithm ▪ Search theory, an economic model applied to the study of unemployment, among other applications ▪ Bayesian search theory, looking for a target ▪ Search Games, looking for an evading target ▪ Gay Search, British television presenter and gardening writer...

Definition of search in the English dictionary

The first definition of search in the dictionary is to look through thoroughly in order to find someone or something. Other definition of search is to examine for concealed objects by running one's hands over the clothing. Search is also to look at or examine closely.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SEARCH

PRESENT

Present
I search
you search
he/she/it searches
we search
you search
they search
Present continuous
I am searching
you are searching
he/she/it is searching
we are searching
you are searching
they are searching
Present perfect
I have searched
you have searched
he/she/it has searched
we have searched
you have searched
they have searched
Present perfect continuous
I have been searching
you have been searching
he/she/it has been searching
we have been searching
you have been searching
they have been searching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I searched
you searched
he/she/it searched
we searched
you searched
they searched
Past continuous
I was searching
you were searching
he/she/it was searching
we were searching
you were searching
they were searching
Past perfect
I had searched
you had searched
he/she/it had searched
we had searched
you had searched
they had searched
Past perfect continuous
I had been searching
you had been searching
he/she/it had been searching
we had been searching
you had been searching
they had been searching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will search
you will search
he/she/it will search
we will search
you will search
they will search
Future continuous
I will be searching
you will be searching
he/she/it will be searching
we will be searching
you will be searching
they will be searching
Future perfect
I will have searched
you will have searched
he/she/it will have searched
we will have searched
you will have searched
they will have searched
Future perfect continuous
I will have been searching
you will have been searching
he/she/it will have been searching
we will have been searching
you will have been searching
they will have been searching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would search
you would search
he/she/it would search
we would search
you would search
they would search
Conditional continuous
I would be searching
you would be searching
he/she/it would be searching
we would be searching
you would be searching
they would be searching
Conditional perfect
I would have search
you would have search
he/she/it would have search
we would have search
you would have search
they would have search
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been searching
you would have been searching
he/she/it would have been searching
we would have been searching
you would have been searching
they would have been searching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you search
we let´s search
you search
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to search
Past participle
searched
Present Participle
searching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEARCH


besmirch
bɪˈsmɜːtʃ
birch
bɜːtʃ
Christchurch
ˈkraɪstˌtʃɜːtʃ
church
tʃɜːtʃ
curch
kɜːtʃ
Free-Church
ˈfriːˌtʃɜːtʃ
lurch
lɜːtʃ
megachurch
ˈmɛɡəˌtʃɜːtʃ
merch
mɜːtʃ
perch
pɜːtʃ
research
rɪˈsɜːtʃ
wordsearch
ˈwɜːdˌsɜːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEARCH

sear
searat
searce
search and rescue
search dog
search engine
search engine optimization
search me
search order
search party
search warrant
search-and-destroy
searchable
searcher
searching
searchingly
searchingness
searchless
searchlight
seare

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEARCH

applied research
audience research
body search
field research
fingertip search
fundamental research
global search
job search
march
market research
marketing research
motivation research
motivational research
near-market research
operational research
operations research
right of search
rocket research
squirearch
stem-cell research
strip-search

Synonyms and antonyms of search in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SEARCH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «search» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of search

Translation of «search» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEARCH

Find out the translation of search to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of search from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «search» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

搜索
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

búsqueda
570 millions of speakers

English

search
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खोज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَحْث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поиск
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

busca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুসন্ধান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fouille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Carian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Suche
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

捜索
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

검색
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Golèk
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tìm kiếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शोध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ricerca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poszukiwanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пошук
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

căutare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναζήτηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Soek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sökning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ransaking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of search

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEARCH»

The term «search» is very widely used and occupies the 117 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEARCH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «search» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «search» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about search

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SEARCH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word search.
1
Chris Abani
My search is always to find ways to chronicle, to share and to document stories about people, just everyday people. Stories that offer transformation, that lean into transcendence, but that are never sentimental, that never look away from the darkest things about us.
2
Isabelle Adjani
Passion surprises. One doesn't search it. It can happen to you tomorrow.
3
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
Search for the truth. I tell you things and I always ask you to verify what I say. I told you yesterday that there was an attack and a retreat at Saddam's airport.
4
Wes Anderson
I usually set aside a lot of time in advance of a movie with important roles for kids to search, but when you have great ones, they can be a real ace in the hole.
5
Roberto Azevedo
In an era of global value chains, worldwide sourcing and the never-ending search for new markets, we must be careful to avoid the proliferation of regional standards. A multilateral approach holds wider benefits for more actors.
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Keith Belling
My passion for snacking and search for a great tasting, better-for-you snack sparked my interest in creating what has become popchips.
7
Don Bluth
With movies, you are always in search is a good story, one that everyone will relate to and love. I love finding those stories and creating a visual world to tell the story.
8
Daniel J. Boorstin
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.'
9
Sergey Brin
The kind of environment that we developed Google in, the reason that we were able to develop a search engine, is the web was so open. Once you get too many rules, that will stifle innovation.
10
Rocco Buttiglione
If you search for poverty, you'll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEARCH»

Discover the use of search in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to search and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Academic Job Search Handbook
The new fourth edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in today's competitive job market.
Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong, 2008
2
Man's Search for Meaning
Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man's Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, jacket, price, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers ...
Viktor Emil Frankl, 2006
3
Heuristic Search: Theory and Applications
Heuristic search as a problem solving tool is demonstrated in applications for puzzle solving, game playing, constraint satisfaction and machine learning.
Stefan Edelkamp, Stefan Schroedl, 2011
4
Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving ...
Meng writes: "Some people buy books that teach them to be liked; others buy books that teach them to be successful. This book teaches you both. You are so lucky."
Chade-Meng Tan, Daniel Goleman, Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2012
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Tabu Search
This book explores the meta-heuristics approach called tabu search, which is dramatically changing our ability to solve a host of problems that stretch over the realms of resource planning, telecommunications, VLSI design, financial ...
Fred W. Glover, Manuel Laguna, 1998
6
In Search of Nature
Focusing on the interrelationship of wild nature and human nature, a collection of short writings and essays explores "Animal Nature, Human Nature," "The Patterns of Nature," and "Nature's Abundance"
Edward O. Wilson, 1996
7
The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God: The Arian ...
First published in 1988, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God is still considered by many scholars to be the finest work on the Arian Controversy.
Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson, R. P. Hanson, 2005
8
In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio
This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date.
Philippe Bourgois, 2003
9
In Search of Perfection: Reinventing Kitchen Classics
This series looks at the provenance of these dishes, how to source the ingredients and what to look for, and how to cook them to perfection. It includes tips on how to cook the ingredients.
Heston Blumenthal, 2006
10
Search Patterns: Design for Discovery
" --Irene Au, Director of User Experience, Google "I love this book! Thanks to Peter and Jeffery, I now know that search (yes, boring old yucky who cares search) is one of the coolest ways around of looking at the world.
Peter Morville, Jeffery Callender, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEARCH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term search is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Coast Guard search for missing Florida teens intensifies, but time is …
The day-and-night search is focused 60 to 70 miles (97 to 113 kilometers) off Jacksonville, north of where the boys' capsized boat was found Sunday. Fedor said ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Prof Stephen Hawking backs venture to listen for aliens
The venture is said to be the biggest yet in support of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. The 10-year effort will listen for broadcast signals from a million ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Google seeks staff to help with search
Search giant Google is looking for help to improve the way its products appear on search sites. An advert on its careers website is seeking a manager for its ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
Search for escaped New York killers shifts to town near prison
The search for two convicted murderers who broke out of an upstate New York maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago focused Monday on a town ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
5
EU accuses Google Shopping of search 'abuse'
"While Google may be the most used search engine, people can now find and access information in numerous different ways - and allegations of harm, ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
6
MH370: Australian PM Abbott hints at scaled back search
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has hinted that the search for missing flight MH370 may be scaled back. But, speaking to MPs and passengers' relatives ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
7
Becky Watts search: Two people arrested
It comes after about 150 people joined a search for the teenager, known as Becky, during which a laptop was found. Becky was reported missing after failing to ... «BBC News, Feb 15»
8
Families wait as divers try to search AirAsia QZ8501's fuselage for …
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) Nunung Nursiah, whose younger brother was a flight engineer on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, says she had mixed feelings when a friend ... «CNN, Jan 15»
9
Fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane found - search teams
Indonesian search teams believe they have found the fuselage of an AirAsia airliner that crashed in the Java Sea two weeks ago, resulting in the loss of the 162 ... «Irish Times, Jan 15»
10
AirAsia QZ8501: 'Pings' detected in plane search
Forty-eight bodies have been retrieved so far. Search teams believe most of the remains may still be inside the fuselage of the plane which has yet to be found. «BBC News, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Search [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/search>. Jul 2020 ».
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