1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city. Search the Scriptures. They are come to search the house. (Shak) Search me, O god, and know my heart. (Ps. Cxxxix. 23)
Synonym: To explore, examine, scrutinize, seek, investigate, pry into, inquire.
Origin: OE. Serchen, cerchen, OF. Cerchier, F. Chercher, L. Circare to go about, fr. L. Circum, circa, around. See Circle.