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EN[sɜːt͡ʃ] [sɝt͡ʃ] [-ɜː(ɹ)tʃ]
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    Definition of search in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsearchesSUF-arch
    1. An attempt to find something.
      1. The act of searching in general.
        1. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.
    2. VerbSGsearchesPRsearchingPT, PPsearched
      1. VT To look in (a place) for something.
        1. I searched the garden for the keys and found them in the vegetable patch. ‎
      2. VI (followed by "for") To look thoroughly.
        1. The police are searching for evidence in his flat. ‎
      3. VT (now rare) To look for, seek.
        1. VT OBS To probe or examine (a wound).
          1. OBS To examine; to try; to put to the test.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Many people had looked but it was unusual to see these searches bearing fruit.
              • Mr. Longstreth, who can be a bit of a yelper, sang sweetly, perhaps in search of contrast.
              • If you are not Hungarian, you might mistake langos for a small underfurnished pizza and bypass it in search of more ample pleasures.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Data were searched with and without the MS2 processor node which deisotopes the MS2 spectra to the +1 charge state prior to searching.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                5. en searcher
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                Grammatically, this word "search" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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