Seek (?), a.

Sick.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

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Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sought (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Seeking.] [OE, seken, AS. scan, scean; akin to OS. skian, LG. soken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. skja, Sw. soka, Dan. soge, Goth. skjan, and E. sake. Cf. Beseech, Ransack, Sagacious, Sake, Soc.]

1.

To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.

The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren.
Gen. xxxvii. 15,16.

2.

To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.

Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign.
Luke xi. 16.

3.

To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.

4.

To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.

Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal.
Amos v. 5.

Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains. Pope.

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Seek (?), v. i.

To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery.

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read.
Isa. xxxiv. 16.

To seek, needing to seek or search; hence, unpreparated. "Unpracticed, unpreparated, and still to seek." Milton. [Obs] -- To seek after, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or take. -- To seek for, to endeavor to find. -- To seek to, to apply to; to resort to; to court. [Obs.] "All the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom." 1. Kings x. 24. -- To seek upon, to make strict inquiry after; to follow up; to persecute. [Obs.]

To seek
Upon a man and do his soul unrest.
Chaucer.

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