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Meaning & Definition of Seek in English

English

Seek

/sik/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • seek

verb

1. Try to get or reach

  • "Seek a position"
  • "Seek an education"
  • "Seek happiness"
    synonym:
  • seek

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • search
  • ,
  • seek
  • ,
  • look for

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • try
  • ,
  • seek
  • ,
  • attempt
  • ,
  • essay
  • ,
  • assay

4. Go to or towards

  • "A liquid seeks its own level"
    synonym:
  • seek

5. Inquire for

  • "Seek directions from a local"
    synonym:
  • seek

Examples of using

Some people, looking at the bright Sun, seek for stains only.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you; for every one who is asking doth receive, and he who is seeking doth find, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened.