Sought
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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  • sought — pt. and pp. of seek, from O.E. sohte (see SEEK (Cf. seek)). Sought after is from 1881 (sought for in same sense is from c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sought — Sought, imp. & p. p. of {Seek}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sought — sought; un·sought; …   English syllables

  • sought — [so:t US so:t] the past tense and past participle of ↑seek …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sought — the past tense and past participle of seek …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sought — [sôt] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of SEEK …   English World dictionary

  • sought — /sɔt / (say sawt) verb 1. past tense and past participle of seek. –phrase 2. be sought after, to be desired or in demand: he is much sought after as an entertainer …   Australian English dictionary

  • sought — [[t]sɔ͟ːt[/t]] Sought is the past tense and past participle of seek …   English dictionary

  • sought — past and past participle of seek …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sought — /sawt/, v. pt. and pp. of seek. * * * …   Universalium

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