Definition of Searching

1. Adjective. Diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation. "A searching investigation of their past dealings"

Exact synonyms: Inquisitory, Probing
Similar to: Inquiring



2. Adjective. Having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect. "Trenchant criticism"
Exact synonyms: Trenchant
Similar to: Intelligent
Derivative terms: Trenchancy

3. Adjective. Exploring thoroughly.

Definition of Searching

1. a. Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye.

Definition of Searching

1. Verb. (present participle of search) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an investigation, etc.) Thorough. ¹

3. Noun. search; hunt ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Searching

1. search [v] - See also: search

Lexicographical Neighbors of Searching

search wand
search wands
search warrant
search warrants
searchability
searchable
searchableness
searched
searcher
searcher beetle
searcheress
searcheresses
searchers
searches
searcheth
searching
searching fire
searchingly
searchingness
searchings
searchless
searchlight
searchlights
searcht
searcing
seare
seared
searedness
searer
searest

Literary usage of Searching

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Resources: The Role of the edited by Catharyn T. Liverman, Carrie E. Ingalls, Carolyn E. Fulco, Howard M. Kipen (1998)
"In 1996 Internet Grateful Med was introduced and is currently available for searching MEDLINE, HealthSTAR, AIDSLINE, and PREMEDLINE. Direct Searching: The ..."

2. Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses (1988)
"... CHAPTER VII Searching and Referencing Searching When searching a print through ... and the key may be considered control figures for searching prints. ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"A scabby tetter on their pelts will stick, When the raw rain has pierc'd them to the quick, Or searching frosts have eaten thro' the skin, ..."

4. The People of the Abyss by Jack London (1903)
"We rolled along through miles of bricks and squalor, and from each cross street and alley flashed "TOTTERY OLD MEN AND WOMEN WERE Searching IN THE GARBAGE ..."

5. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
"Far from continuing to see Undine through her French friends' eyes she would probably invite them to view her compatriot through the searching lens of her ..."

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