SEARCHER

searcher, searcher beetle, Calosoma scrutator

(noun) large metallic blue-green beetle that preys on caterpillars; found in North America

searcher

(noun) a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items

seeker, searcher, quester

(noun) someone making a search or inquiry; “they are seekers after truth”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

searcher (plural searchers)

One who searches.

(UK, historical) An officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.

(UK, historical) An officer who apprehended idlers on the street during church hours in Scotland.

A customs officer responsible for searching ships, merchandise, luggage, etc.

An inspector of leather.

An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities.

An implement for sampling butter.

A sieve or strainer.

An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.

Anagrams

• re-search, reachers, research

Source: Wiktionary


Search"er, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. cercheor inspector.]

Definition: One who, or that which, searhes or examines; a seeker; an inquirer; an examiner; a trier. Specifically: (a) Formerly, an officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death. Graunt. (b) An officer of the customs whose business it is to search ships, merchandise, luggage, etc. (c) An inspector of leather. [Prov. Eng.] (d) (Gun.) An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities. (e) An implement for sampling butter; a butter trier. (j) (Med.) An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”


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