To search out
Search Search, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Searched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Searching}.] [OE. serchen, cerchen, OF. cerchier, F. chercher, L. circare to go about, fr. L. circum, circa, around. See {Circle}.] 1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city. ``Search the Scriptures.'' --John v. 39. [1913 Webster]

They are come to search the house. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Search me, O God, and know my heart. --Ps. cxxxix. 23. [1913 Webster]

2. To inquire after; to look for; to seek. [1913 Webster]

I will both search my sheep, and seek them out. --Ezek. xxxiv. 11. [1913 Webster]

Enough is left besides to search and know. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound. [1913 Webster]

4. To examine; to try; to put to the test. [1913 Webster]

{To search out}, to seek till found; to find by seeking; as, to search out truth. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To explore; examine; scrutinize; seek; investigate; pry into; inquire. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To hearken out — Hearken Heark en, v. t. 1. To hear by listening. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] [She] hearkened now and then Some little whispering and soft groaning sound. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To give heed to; to hear attentively. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sift out — Sift Sift, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sifting}.] [AS. siftan, from sife sieve. [root]151a. See {Sieve}.] 1. To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look out — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To rip out — Rip Rip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ripped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ripping}.] [Cf. AS. r[=y]pan, also Sw. repa to ripple flax, D. repelen, G. reffen, riffeln, and E. raff, raffle. Cf. {Raff}, {Ripple} of flax.] 1. To divide or separate the parts of, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set out — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. i. 1. To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end. [1913 Webster] Ere the weary sun set in the west. Shak. [1913 Webster] Thus this century sets with little mirth, and the next… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To run out — Run Run, v. i. [imp. {Ran}or {Run}; p. p. {Run}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Running}.] [OE. rinnen, rennen (imp. ran, p. p. runnen, ronnen). AS. rinnan to flow (imp. ran, p. p. gerunnen), and iernan, irnan, to run (imp. orn, arn, earn, p. p. urnen); akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sit out — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dig out — Dig Dig, v. i. 1. To work with a spade or other like implement; to do servile work; to delve. [1913 Webster] Dig for it more than for hid treasures. Job iii. 21. [1913 Webster] I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed. Luke xvi. 3. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • search out — ˌsearch ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they search out he/she/it searches out present participle searching out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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