Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun search

5 senses of search

Sense 1
search, hunt, hunting -- (the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone)
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
search -- (an investigation seeking answers; "a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing"; "the outcome justified the search")
       => investigation, investigating -- (the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically)

Sense 3
search, lookup -- (an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property; "they wrote a program to do a table lookup")
       => operation -- ((computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second")

Sense 4
search -- (the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful")
       => higher cognitive process -- (cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use)

Sense 5
search -- (boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search")
       => examination, scrutiny -- (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb search

4 senses of search

Sense 1
search, seek, look for -- (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")

Sense 2
search, look -- (search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 3
research, search, explore -- (inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness")
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 4
search -- (subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

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