Seek v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery.
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. --Isa. xxxiv. 16.
To seek, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. “Unpracticed, unprepared, and still to seek.” --Milton. [Obs.]
To seek after, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or take.
To seek for, to endeavor to find.
To seek to, to apply to; to resort to; to court. [Obs.] “All the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom.” --1 Kings x. 24.
To seek upon, to make strict inquiry after; to follow up; to persecute. [Obs.]
Upon a man and do his soul unrest. --Chaucer.
Seek a. Sick. [Obs.]
Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sought p. pr. & vb. n. Seeking.]
1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren. --Gen. xxxvii. 15, 16.
2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. --Luke xi. 16.
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. --Pope.
n : the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track
on a disk
v 1: try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education";
2: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence
of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are
searching for the missing man in the entire county" [syn:
search, look for]
3: make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his
fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The
police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve
himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world" [syn:
try, attempt, essay, assay]
4: go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
5: inquire for; "seek directions from a local"