To seek
Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster]

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. --Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster]

{To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. ``Unpracticed, unprepared, and still to seek.'' --Milton. [Obs.]

{To seek after}, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or take.

{To seek for}, to endeavor to find.

{To seek to}, to apply to; to resort to; to court. [Obs.] ``All the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom.'' --1 Kings x. 24.

{To seek upon}, to make strict inquiry after; to follow up; to persecute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To seek Upon a man and do his soul unrest. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • to seek — archaic not yet found; lacking. → seek …   English new terms dictionary

  • To seek after — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek for — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek to — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek upon — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek the life of — Life Life (l[imac]f), n.; pl. {Lives} (l[imac]vz). [AS. l[imac]f; akin to D. lijf body, G. leib body, MHG. l[imac]p life, body, OHG. l[imac]b life, Icel. l[imac]f, life, body, Sw. lif, Dan. liv, and E. live, v. [root]119. See {Live}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seek — [ sik ] (past tense and past participle sought [ sɔt ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) FORMAL to ask for something or try to get something: seek advice/help: Seek medical advice if symptoms last more than a week. seek permission/approval: You must… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seek — W1 [si:k] v past tense and past participle sought [so:t US so:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: secan] 1.) formal to try to achieve or get something ▪ Do you think the President will seek re election ? seek refuge/asylum/shelter etc ▪ Thousands of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Seek — Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed, unprepared,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seek — /seek/, v., sought, seeking. v.t. 1. to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth. 2. to try to find or discover by searching or questioning: to seek the solution to a problem. 3. to try to obtain: to seek fame. 4. to try or attempt (usually… …   Universalium

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