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SEEK (sought)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does seek mean? 

SEEK (noun)
  The noun SEEK has 1 sense:

1. the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

  Familiarity information: SEEK used as a noun is very rare.


SEEK (verb)
  The verb SEEK has 5 senses:

1. try to get or reach
2. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
3. make an effort or attempt
4. go to or towards
5. inquire for

  Familiarity information: SEEK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEEK (noun)


Sense 1seek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("seek" is a kind of...):

motion; movement (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


SEEK (verb)


Sense 1seek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Try to get or reach

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context examples:

seek a position / seek an education / seek happiness

Hypernyms (to "seek" is one way to...):

desire; want (feel or have a desire for; want strongly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "seek"):

quest (make a search (for))

bid (make a serious effort to attain something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2seek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

look for; search; seek

Context examples:

The police are searching for clues / They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "seek"):

drag; dredge (search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost)

browse; shop (shop around; not necessarily buying)

feel (grope or feel in search of something)

grub (search about busily)

angle; fish (seek indirectly)

go after; pursue; quest after; quest for (go in search of or hunt for)

seek out (look for a specific person or thing)

scour (examine minutely)

want (hunt or look for; want for a particular reason)

gather (look for (food) in nature)

hunt (seek, search for)

leave no stone unturned (search thoroughly and exhaustively)

browse; surf (look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular)

divine (search by divining, as if with a rod)

fumble; grope (feel about uncertainly or blindly)

finger (search for on the computer)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The banks seek the check
Sam cannot seek Sue
They seek the water


Sense 3seek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make an effort or attempt

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

attempt; essay; try; assay; seek

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "seek" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "seek"):

pick up the gauntlet; take a dare (be dared to do something and attempt it)

fight; struggle (make a strenuous or labored effort)

give it a try; have a go (make an attempt at something)

grope (search blindly or uncertainly)

endeavor; endeavour; strive (attempt by employing effort)

give it a try; give it a whirl (try)

adventure; chance; gamble; hazard; risk; run a risk; take a chance; take chances (take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome)

lay on the line; put on the line; risk (expose to a chance of loss or damage)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Sentence example:

They seek to move


Sense 4seek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go to or towards

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

a liquid seeks its own level

Hypernyms (to "seek" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 5seek [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inquire for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

seek directions from a local

Hypernyms (to "seek" is one way to...):

request (inquire for (information))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


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