v. t.1.To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
[imp. & p. p. Searched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Searching.]
They are come to search the house.
- Shak.
Search me, O God, and know my heart.
- Ps. cxxxix. 23.
2.To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
- Ezek. xxxiv. 11.
Enough is left besides to search and know.
- Milton.
3.To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
4.To examine; to try; to put to the test.
To search out
to seek till found; to find by seeking; as, to search out truth.
v. i.1.To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.
Once more search with me.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
Right of search
(Mar. Law) the right of the lawfully commissioned cruisers of belligerent nations to examine and search private merchant vessels on the high seas, for the enemy's property or for articles contraband of war.
Search warrant
(Law) a warrant legally issued, authorizing an examination or search of a house, or other place, for goods stolen, secreted, or concealed.
Noun1.search - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
Synonyms: hunting, hunt
2.search - an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search"
3.search - 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"
Synonyms: lookup
4.search - the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
5.search - boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"
Verb1.search - 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, seek
2.search - search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
Synonyms: look
3.search - inquire into
Synonyms: explore, research
4.search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

SEARCH, crim. law. An examination of a man's house, premises or person, for the purpose of discovering proof of his guilt in relation to some crime or misdemeanor of which be is accused.
     2. The constitution of the United. States, amendments, art. 4, protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures. 3 Story, Const. Sec. 1895; Rawle, Const. ch. 10, p. 127; 10 John. R. 263; 11 John. R. 500; 3 Cranch, 447.
     3. By the act of March 2, 1799, s. 68, 1 Story's L. U. S. 632, it is enacted, that every collector, naval officer, and surveyor, or other person specially appointed, by either of them, for that purpose, shall have fall power and authority to enter any ship or vessel, in which they shall have reason to suspect any goods, wares, or merchandise, subject to duty, are concealed, and therein to search for, seize, and secure any such goods, wares, or merchandise; and if they shall have cause to suspect a concealment thereof in any particular dwelling house, store, building, or other place they or either of them shall; upon proper application, on oath, to any justice of the peace, be entitled to a warrant to enter such house, store, or other place, (in the day time only, and there to search for such goods; and if any shall be found, to seize and secure the same for trial; and all such goods, wares, and merchandise, on which the duties shall not have been paid, or secured to be paid, shall be forfeited.

SEARCH, practice. An examination made in the proper lien office for mortgages, liens, judgments, or other encumbrances, against real estate. The certificate given by the officer as to the result of such examination is also called a search.
     2. Conveyancers and others who cause searches to be made ought to be very careful that they should be correct, with regard, 1. To the time during which the person against whom the search has been made owned the premises. 2. To the property searched against, which ought to be properly described. 3. To the form of the certificate of search.

SEARCH, RIGHT OF, mar. law. The right existing in a belligerent to examine and inspect the papers of a neutral vessel at sea. On the continent of Europe, this is called the right of visit. Dalloz, Dict. mots Prises Maritimes, n. 104-111.
     2. The right does not extend to examine the cargo; nor does it extend to a ship of war, it being strictly confined to the searching of merchant vessels. The exercise of the right is to prevent the commerce of contraband goods. Although frequently resisted by powerful neutral nations, yet this right appears now to be fixed beyond contravention. The penalty for violently resisting this right is the confiscation of the property so withheld from visitation. Unless in extreme cases of gross abuse of his right by a belligerent, the neutral has no right to resist a search. 1 Kent, Com. 154; 2 Bro. Civ. and Adm. Law, 319; Mann. Comm. B. 3, c. 11.

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