v. t.1.To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
[imp. & p. p. Sought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeking.]
The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren.
- Gen. xxxvii. 15, 16.
2.To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign.
- Luke xi. 16.
3.To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.
4.To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal.
- Amos v. 5.
Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains.
- Pope.
v. i.1.To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery.
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read.
- Isa. xxxiv. 16.
To seek
needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared.
To seek after
to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or take.
- Milton.
To seek for
to endeavor to find.
To seek to
to apply to; to resort to; to court.
To seek upon
to make strict inquiry after; to follow up; to persecute.
- 1 Kings x. 24.
To seek
Upon a man and do his soul unrest.
- Chaucer.
Noun1.seek - the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
Verb1.seek - try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
2.seek - 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"
Synonyms: look for, search
3.seek - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
Synonyms: attempt, essay, try, assay
4.seek - go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
5.seek - inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
1.(storage)seek - To move the head of a disk drive radially, i.e., to move from one track to another.
2.(storage)seek - To wind the tape to a given location.
3.(programming)seek - To move the pointer that marks the next byte to be read from or written to a file.
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seedless raisin
Seedy toe
seeing red
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seek out
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