searcher


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search

 (sûrch)
v. searched, search·ing, search·es
v.tr.
1. To move around in, go through, or look through in an effort to find something: searched the room for her missing earring; searched the desk for a pen.
2. To make a careful examination or investigation of; probe: search one's conscience for the right thing to do.
3. Law To examine (a person or property) for the purpose of discovering evidence of a crime.
v.intr.
1. To search a place or space in order to find something: searched all afternoon for my wallet.
2. To make a careful examination or investigation: searching for the right words to say.
3. Law To make a search for evidence.
n.
1. An act of searching.
2. Law The examination of a person or property, as by a law enforcement officer, for the purpose of discovering evidence of a crime.
3. A control mechanism on an audio or video player that rapidly advances or reverses the playing of a recording.
Phrasal Verb:
search out
To seek to find or come to know by examination: sought out the answer in a history book.
Idiom:
search me Slang
Used by a speaker to indicate that he or she does not have an answer to a question just asked.

[Middle English serchen, from Anglo-Norman sercher, variant of Old French cerchier, from Latin circāre, to go around, from Latin circus, circle, from Greek krikos, kirkos; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

search′a·ble adj.
search′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.searcher - someone making a search or inquirysearcher - someone making a search or inquiry; "they are seekers after truth"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
finder - someone who comes upon something after searching
gadabout - a restless seeker after amusement or social companionship
hunter - a person who searches for something; "a treasure hunter"
2.searcher - a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
3.searcher - large metallic blue-green beetle that preys on caterpillarssearcher - large metallic blue-green beetle that preys on caterpillars; found in North America
calosoma - any beetle of the genus Calosoma
Translations
باحِث
pátrač
eftersøgningsmandskab
keresõ
rannsakandi; leitarmaîur
pátrač
araştırıcı

searcher

[ˈsɜːtʃəʳ] Nbuscador(a) m/f

searcher

n (Customs etc) → Durchsuchungsbeamte(r) m, → Durchsuchungsbeamtin f; the searchers (= search party)die Suchmannschaft f

searcher

[ˈsɜːtʃəʳ] nchi cerca

search

(səːtʃ) verb
1. (often with for) to look for something by careful examination. Have you searched through your pockets thoroughly?; I've been searching for that book for weeks.
2. (of the police etc) to examine, looking for eg stolen goods. He was taken to the police station, searched and questioned.
noun
an act of searching. His search did not take long.
ˈsearcher noun
ˈsearching adjective
trying to find out the truth by careful examination. He gave me a searching look.
ˈsearchingly adverb
ˈsearchlight noun
a strong light with a beam that can be turned in any direction, used eg to see enemy aeroplanes in the sky.
search party
a group of people looking for a missing person. When the climbers failed to return, a search party was sent out.
search warrant
a warrant giving legal permission to the police to search a house etc.
in search of
searching for. We went in search of a restaurant.
References in classic literature ?
Apparently the age of romance was not dead, and there was common ground upon which the wildest imaginings of the novelist could meet the actual scientific investigations of the searcher for truth.
When we reached Scotland Yard she was handed over at once to the female searcher.
Then he pushed him in head first, tied up the sack, and soon swung up the searcher after wisdom dangling in the air.
As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher.
Into this they lowered the chest, covering it over with earth and sprinkling dead grass, twigs and leaves above it, that it might present to a searcher no sign that the ground had recently been disturbed.
Since earliest childhood he had been a searcher after fun, much to the sorrow of his fellow-apes, and now he saw the humor of the frightened panic of the apes and the baffled rage of Numa even in this grim jungle adventure which had robbed Mamka of life, and jeopardized that of many members of the tribe.
The skin of the beast of prey, the speckled skin, and the dishevelled locks of the investigator, the searcher, and the conqueror!
What may be in your heart when you give him your hand, can only be known to the Searcher of all hearts; but it will never go well with you, if there be any treachery there.
One of the searchers came suddenly upon a sleeved arm projecting from a crevice in the ice-wall, with the hand outstretched as if offering greeting
In the left pocket we saw a huge silver chest, with a cover of the same metal, which we, the searchers, were not able to lift.
And there, at the door of a grimy, old building in the slums of London, the searchers came to a blank wall--baffled.
Next, in the course of their review of the chamber, the searchers came to the cheval-glass, into whose depths they looked with an involuntary horror.