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Meaning of SEEK

Pronunciation:  seek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (computer science) the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  2. [v]  inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
  5. [v]  try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
  6. [v]  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"
 

SEEK is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: assay, attempt, essay, look for, search, try
 
 See Also: act, adventure, angle, bid, browse, chance, desire, divine, drag, dredge, endeavor, endeavour, examine, feel, fight, finger, fish, fumble, gamble, gather, give it a try, give it a whirl, go, go after, grope, grope, grub, hazard, hunt, lay on the line, leave no stone unturned, locomote, maraud, motion, move, move, movement, pick up the gauntlet, prove, pursue, put on the line, quest, quest after, quest for, request, risk, run a risk, scour, seek out, shop, strive, struggle, surf, take a chance, take a dare, take chances, test, travel, try out, want, want

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Seek\, a.
    Sick. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Seek\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sought}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Seeking}.] [OE, seken, AS. s?can, s?cean; akin to OS.
    s?kian, LG. s["o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen,
    Icel. s?kja, Sw. s["o]ka, Dan. s["o]ge, Goth. s?kjan, and E.
    sake. Cf. {Beseech}, {Ransack}, {Sagacious}, {Sake}, {Soc}.]
    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 bessech.
    
             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.
    
    
  3. \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, unpreparated.
       ``Unpracticed, unpreparated, 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.]
    
             To seek Upon a man and do his soul unrest.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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.

 

 

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