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Noun search has 5 senses
  1. search, hunt, hunting - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     exploration; foraging, forage; frisk, frisking; looking, looking for; manhunt; quest, seeking; ransacking, rummage; scouring; shakedown
    Derived forms: verb search2, verb search1
  2. search - an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
    --2 is a kind of
    investigation, investigating
    Derived form: verb search3
  3. search, lookup - an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a table lookup"
    --3 is a kind of operation
  4. search - the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
    --4 is a kind of
    higher cognitive process
    --4 has particulars: hunt; pursuit, pursuance, quest
  5. search - boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"
    --5 is a kind of
    examination, scrutiny
    Derived form: verb search4
Verb search has 4 senses
  1. search, seek, look for - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
    Derived forms: noun search1, noun searcher2, noun searcher1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam cannot search Sue
    The banks search the check
    They search the water
  2. search, look - search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
    --2 is one way to examine, see
    Derived forms: noun search1, noun searcher2, noun searcher1
    Sample sentences:
    The men search the area for animals
    The men search for animals in the area
  3. research, search, explore - inquire into
    --3 is one way to investigate, look into
    Derived forms: noun search2, noun searcher1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
    --4 is one way to
    examine, see
    Derived forms: noun search5, noun searcher2, noun searcher1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to search the prisoners
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