Seeking
Seek Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeking}.] [OE. seken, AS. s[=e]can, s[=e]cean; akin to OS. s[=o]kian, LG. s["o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. s[ae]kja, Sw. s["o]ka, Dan. s["o]ge, Goth. s[=o]kjan, and E. sake. Cf. {Beseech}, {Ransack}, {Sagacious}, {Sake}, {Soc}.] 1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find. [1913 Webster]

The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren. --Gen. xxxvii. 15, 16. [1913 Webster]

2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech. [1913 Webster]

Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. --Luke xi. 16. [1913 Webster]

3. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life. [1913 Webster]

4. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to. [1913 Webster]

Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal. --Amos v. 5. [1913 Webster]

Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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