- 1to look for something or someone, especially something that is difficult to find or a person who is lost
- 2an attempt to find something or someone
Using search: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "search" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I searched the entire house but couldn't find my keys.
The police are searching for the missing child.
I need to search for a new job.
I searched online for the best deals on flights.
search Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using search
I searched high and low for my phone before realizing it was in my pocket.
He went to the forest in search of rare mushrooms.
A: Why did he leave so suddenly? B: Search me, I have no idea.
Phrases with search
The search and rescue team found the hikers who were lost in the mountains.
Google is the most popular search engine.
The family organized a search party to look for their dog.
Origins of search
from Old French 'cerchier', meaning 'to search, circle around'
Summary: search in Brief
The verb 'search' [sɜːtʃ] means to look for something or someone, often something that is difficult to find. It can also refer to an attempt to find something or someone. Examples include 'I searched the entire house but couldn't find my keys,' and 'The police are searching for the missing child.' The phrase 'search and rescue' refers to the activity of looking for and saving people who are in danger or lost, while 'search engine' refers to a computer program that searches for information on the internet.