1. [syn: quest, seeking]
2. an attempt to acquire or gain something;
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,
1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to
The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he
said, I seek my brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.
2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. --Luke
3. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as,
to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.
4. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal. --Amos v. 5.
Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
[syn: quest, seeking]
2: an attempt to acquire or gain something
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. To move the head of a disk drive radially,
i.e., to move from one track to another.
2. To wind the tape to a given location.
3. To move the pointer that marks the next byte
to be read from or written to a file.