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Seek appears in the following tongue twister:

  • A snake sneaks to seek a snack.

Seek appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A man, a plan: I fake esoteric ire to seek a final Panama.
  • Diarist, I nudely let a reneger nuke esoteric ire to seek unregenerately-led units I raid.
  • Diarist, I nuke estates, pull a mine, mosaic a facia; so men I’m all upset at seek units I raid.
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The word seek is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

The word seek and its family (seeking, seeks, sought) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun seek

What does seek mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: seeks

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

Definition of the verb seek

What does seek mean as a doing word?

Seek is one of the top 1000 most common verbs. It is used mostly in writing, being one of the top 1000 most common verbs in written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. try to get or reach
    • examples: seek a position | seek an education | seek happiness
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Directional Preposition] [Location]I ferreted the secret out of him

      Verbs of Searching (with the same syntax): ferret, nose, tease.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: desire / want = feel or have a desire for
    • more specific words:
      • bid = make a serious effort to attain something
      • quest = make a search
  2. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    • examples: The banks seek the check | Sam cannot seek Sue | They seek the water
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of seek: look for / search
    • more specific terms:
  3. make an effort or attempt
  4. go to or towards
    • example: a liquid seeks its own level
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  5. inquire for
    • example: seek directions from a local
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: request = inquire for

Alternative definition of the verb seek


  1. [transitive] To try to find, to look for, to search.
  2. [transitive] To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
  3. [transitive] To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
  4. [intransitive, obsolete] To go, move, travel (in a given direction).


"Seek" is a film, directed by Eric Henry.

  • country: Canada
  • genre: LGBT
  • released in


"Seek" is a book by Paul Fleischman.

  • genres: Fiction, Children's literature, Speculative fiction
  • subjects: Radio, Performing arts, Family, Adolescence, Television
  • copyright: 2003-03-01


  1. "Seek" is a musical album of Beanfield.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Seek" is a musical album of Metabass 'N' Breath.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Seek" is a musical EP of Chris Moore.
    • released in (16 years ago)


  1. Seek is a musical artist.
  2. Seek is a musical artist.
    • also known as Takuma Shiramizu
    • born on (35 years ago)
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Psycho le Cému (Bass guitar) between and (7 years)

There are other people with in their name, like TAE Jun-seek.


Seek is a musical group.


Seek is a software.

Phrases with Seek

Phrases starting with the word Seek:

  1. seek out
  2. seek time
  3. Seek and Ye Shall Find

Phrases ending with the word Seek:

  1. to seek
  2. Hide and seek
  3. hide-and-seek
  4. hide and go seek
  5. hide-and-go-seek

Other phrase containing the word Seek:

  1. track-to-track seek time

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Seek

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Google previewHow to Conquer Suffering Without Doctors (1976)

by Roy Masters

Seek' within, but don't go searching around hunting and pecking outside in books, in achievements and. ' Seek means to desire, yearn. 'Autistic children are classic examples of this total defense.

Google previewFive Core Metrics (2013)

The Intelligence Behind Successful Software Management by Lawrence Putnam, Ware Myers

The size term estimators seek is the effective size of the entire product. This size, for estimating purposes, would be something less than the actual final size, because some advantage would be gained by reusing components or COTS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

Another validated measure of attitudes toward help-seeking is the Willingness to Seek Help Questionnaire (Cohen M).

Intentions to seek help are distinguished from attitudes toward help-seeking, as they reflect the motivation to engage in ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

Be aware of your preunderstanding and seek critical interaction with other reading communities; they will force you to be ...

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

to seek to change masters. " Tumult," Lat. tumullus, tumeo, to swell [with passion] ; Gk. thumos. " Mutiny," Fr. mutiner; Lat. muto, to change. Desire of change.

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Usage statistics about seek

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb seek:

spoken English23.85%written English76.15% imaginative writing25.8%informational writing74.2%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb seek:


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Quotes about Seek

What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros! (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Scrabble value of S1E1E1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SEEK

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