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.
Sought imp. & p. p. of Seek.
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"
adj 1: that is looked for; "the long sought relatives"
2: being searched for; "the most sought-after item was the
silver candelabrum" [syn: sought-after(a)]