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. To seek data matching a word, phrase, or pattern of characters in: searched the internet for information about ostriches.
4. 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. To use a search engine or other software to find any data matching a particular pattern.
4. 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-2 in the Appendix of 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 ?
The skin of the beast of prey, the speckled skin, and the dishevelled locks of the investigator, the searcher, and the conqueror!
Then he pushed him in head first, tied up the sack, and soon swung up the searcher after wisdom dangling in the air.
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.
This discovery aroused the enthusiasm of the searchers to fever height.
Then she commenced to feel concern--not for her own safety but for the anxiety of her parents and the dangers that the inevitable searchers must face.
A score of blacks crowded about the entrance to watch the searchers depart, and as the last of them passed out of the village the blacks seized the portals and drew them to, and Mugambi lent a hand in the work as though the best of his life had been spent among the raiders.
The young warriors whom he sent out remained steadfast to their purpose for fully half an hour, when, unfortunately for Rabba Kega-- upon so slight a thing may the fate of a man rest--a honey bird attracted the attention of the searchers and led them off for the delicious store it previously had marked down for betrayal, and Rabba Kega's doom was sealed.
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.
Then if the Father of Therns puts credence in his story, another hour will see the galleries and chambers, the courts and gardens, filled with searchers.
The old searchers after truth had tried to settle the questions which puzzled them by turning to imaginary things, and by mere thinking.