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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Search v. t. [imp. & p. p. Searched p. pr. & vb. n. Searching.]
 1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city. Search the Scriptures.”
    They are come to search the house.   --Shak.
    Search me, O God, and know my heart.   --Ps. cxxxix. 23.
 2. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
    I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.   --Ezek. xxxiv. 11.
    Enough is left besides to search and know.   --Milton.
 3. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
 4. To examine; to try; to put to the test.
 To search out, to seek till found; to find by seeking; as, to search out truth.
 Syn: -- To explore; examine; scrutinize; seek; investigate; pry into; inquire.