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search·light

 (sûrch′līt′)
n.
1.
a. An apparatus containing a light source and a reflector for projecting a high-intensity beam of approximately parallel rays of light.
b. The beam of light so projected.
2. A flashlight.

searchlight

(ˈsɜːtʃˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Electronics) a device, consisting of a light source and a reflecting surface behind it, that projects a powerful beam of light in a particular direction
2. (Electronics) the beam of light produced by such a device

search•light

(ˈsɜrtʃˌlaɪt)

n.
1. a device, usu. consisting of a light and reflector, for throwing a beam of light in any direction.
2. a beam of light so thrown.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.searchlight - a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular directionsearchlight - a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
Fresnel lens - lens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length
light source, light - any device serving as a source of illumination; "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"
Translations
نور كَشّاف
světlomet
søgelys
fénykévefénysugárfényszórókeresõlámpakeresőlámpa
leitarljós; kastljós
svetlomet

searchlight

[ˈsɜːtʃlaɪt] Nreflector m, proyector m

searchlight

[ˈsɜːrtʃlaɪt] nprojecteur msearch party néquipe f de secours
to send out a search party → envoyer une équipe de secourssearch warrant nmandat m de perquisition

searchlight

[ˈsɜːtʃˌlaɪt] nriflettore m

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 ?
From one activity to another had Tom Swift gone, now constructing some important invention for himself, as among others, when he made the photo-telephone, or developed a great searchlight which he presented to the Government for use in detecting smugglers on the border.
As we neared the high tower a patrol shot down from above, throwing its piercing searchlight full upon my craft, and a voice roared out a command to halt, following with a shot as I paid no attention to his hail.
On the summit of the East Cliff the new searchlight was ready for experiment, but had not yet been tried.
One or two adventurous souls, it was after- wards found, went into the darkness and crawled quite near the Martians; but they never returned, for now and again a light-ray, like the beam of a warship's searchlight swept the common, and the Heat-Ray was ready to follow.
It was very dark down there, but the light from our port-holes, and the reflection from what must have been a powerful searchlight on the submarine's nose showed that we were forging through a narrow passage, rock-lined, and tube-like.
Presently the powerful rays of its searchlight shot downward from the bow.
As we went down, I sat in the tower with the searchlight projecting its seemingly feeble rays ahead.
It was all lighted up an' shining, an' it shun right into me an' lighted me up inside, like the sun or a searchlight.
In that instant his tiny searchlight, sharp and white, had shown him what a thousand years would not en.
Lucky for me he doesn't carry a searchlight," Wolf Larsen said.
From the open doorway came a flash of electric light, like a tiny searchlight, which quested about the barn and came to rest on her and Billy.
And yet this same glance when turned upon Christian Falk must have been as efficient as the searchlight of a battle-ship.