AskDefine | Define seek

Dictionary Definition

seek n : the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk


1 try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
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" [syn: search, 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" [syn: try, attempt, essay, assay]
4 go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
5 inquire for; "seek directions from a local" [also: sought]

User Contributed Dictionary

see sek





  1. To try to find, to look for.
    I seek wisdom.

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Extensive Definition

Seek may refer to:
  • Disk seek, in which the read head of a magnetic disk repositions itself.
  • Seek Limited, an Australian internet job recruitment company
seek in Japanese: SEEK

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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