1. that is looked for;
- Example: "the long sought relatives"
2. being searched for;
- Example: "the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum"
[syn: sought, sought-after(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seek \Seek\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sought; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeking.] [OE. seken, AS. s[=e]can, s[=e]cean; akin to OS. s[=o]kian, LG. s["o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. saekja, Sw. s["o]ka, Dan. s["o]ge, Goth. s[=o]kjan, and E. sake. Cf. Beseech, Ransack, Sagacious, Sake, Soc.] 1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find. [1913 Webster] The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren. --Gen. xxxvii. 15, 16. [1913 Webster] 2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech. [1913 Webster] Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. --Luke xi. 16. [1913 Webster] 3. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life. [1913 Webster] 4. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to. [1913 Webster] Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal. --Amos v. 5. [1913 Webster] Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains. --Pope. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sought \Sought\, imp. & p. p. of Seek. [1913 Webster]