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      vb  
1    to look through (a place, records, etc.) thoroughly in order to find someone or something  
2    tr   to examine (a person) for concealed objects by running one's hands over the clothing  
3    to look at or examine (something) closely  
to search one's conscience     
4    tr; foll by: out   to discover by investigation  
5      (Surgery)  
a    to explore (a bodily cavity) during a surgical procedure  
b    to probe (a wound)  
6    tr     (Military)   to fire all over (an area)  
7      (Computing)   to review (a file) to locate specific information  
8    Archaic   to penetrate  
9    search me  
Informal   I don't know  
      n  
10    the act or an instance of searching  
11    the examination of a vessel by the right of search  
12      (Computing)  
a    a review of a file to locate specific information  
b    (as modifier)  
a search routine     
13    right of search     (International law)   the right possessed by the warships of a belligerent state in time of war to board and search merchant vessels to ascertain whether ship or cargo is liable to seizure  
     (C14: from Old French cerchier, from Late Latin circare to go around, from Latin circus circle)  
  searchable      adj  
  searcher      n  


body search  
      n  
1    a form of search by police, customs officials, etc., that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices  
      vb  
  body-search  
2    tr   to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner  
global search  
      n     (Word processing)   an operation in which a complete computer file or set of files is searched for every occurrence of a particular word or other sequence of characters  
right of search  
      n   the right of a belligerent to stop and search neutral merchant ships on the high seas in wartime  
search engine  
      n     (Computing)   a service provided on the Internet enabling users to search for items of interest  
search party  
      n   a group of people taking part in an organized search, as for a lost, missing, or wanted person  
search warrant  
      n   a written order issued by a justice of the peace authorizing a constable or other officer to enter and search premises for stolen goods, drugs, etc.  
strip-search  
      vb  
1    tr   (of police, customes officials, etc.) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc.  
      n  
2    a search that involves stripping a person naked  
  strip-searching      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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search

  

      vb  
1    cast around, check, comb, examine, explore, ferret, forage, frisk     (informal)   go over with a fine-tooth comb, inquire, inspect, investigate, leave no stone unturned, look, look high and low, probe, pry, ransack, rifle through, rummage through, scour, scrutinize, seek, sift, turn inside out, turn upside down  
      n  
2    examination, exploration, going-over     (informal)   hunt, inquiry, inspection, investigation, pursuit, quest, researches, rummage, scrutiny  
3    in search of      hunting for, in need of, in pursuit of, looking for, making enquiries concerning, on the lookout for, on the track of, seeking  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
search for (food)
v.
Search for information about something or someone on the Internet using the search engine Google
From Google, the proprietary name of the search engine. Ex: He googled his old college girlfriend recently, but the search turned up nothing.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
n.
Cyber investigation is electronic method conducted through electronic system to search and discover the online facts or information.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber investigation is electronic method conducted through electronic system to search the online facts
n.
a career advancement website based in Palo Alto, California, specializing in Job Search / Job Hunt.
[Comp.] "I found my job at employerism.com"
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