seeker

Definitions

  • The tree flies away, stranding the treasure seekers
    The tree flies away, stranding the treasure seekers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seeker a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
    • n seeker someone making a search or inquiry "they are seekers after truth"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Seeker (Eccl) One of a small heterogeneous sect of the 17th century, in Great Britain, who professed to be seeking the true church, ministry, and sacraments. "A skeptic [is] ever seeking and never finds, like our new upstart sect of Seekers ."
    • Seeker One who seeks; that which is used in seeking or searching.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seeker One who seeks; an inquirer: as, a seeker after truth.
    • n seeker One who applies or resorts: with to.
    • n seeker A searcher.
    • n seeker [capitalized] One of a sect in the time of Cromwell which professed no determinate religion, but claimed to be in search of the true church, ministry, sacraments, and Scriptures.
    • n seeker In anatomy, same as tracer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Seeker an inquirer: one of a sect in the time of Cromwell:
    • ns Seeker (anat.) tracer
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.”
  • Rene Descartes
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    “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.”
  • Hermann Hesse
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    “The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sécan; cf. Dut. zoeken, Ger. suchen.

Usage

In literature:

Brigham Young's grave, of which we give an illustration, has been visited from time to time-by countless pleasure and sight-seekers.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
Pleasure-seekers, stung in the midst of comfort, sniffed with depreciation.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
One is the story of "Sir Guy the Seeker," and is told of Dunstanborough Castle.
"Northumberland Yesterday and To-day" by Jean F. Terry
This party wandered far out of the beaten paths of the other gold-seekers.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Many friends and curiosity seekers had assembled to see the aeronaut make his first foolhardy attempt, as they called it.
"Stories of Inventors" by Russell Doubleday
He was not a politician; no more was he an office seeker.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
The system of the Alchemists, the Adepts, or seekers of the philosopher's stone.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
At the end of ten minutes the seekers began to show signs of impatience.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, August 1, 1917." by Various
The skeleton of the general's favorite horse lay near this tree, and had been partially broken up by relic-seekers.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Every night large numbers of seekers came to Christ.
"The American Missionary, Vol. XLII. April, 1888. No. 4." by Various
It was crowded with seekers after "country," and its land dealers and bankers were looking for customers.
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick
There were any number of pleasure seekers there besides ourselves.
"Abroad with the Jimmies" by Lilian Bell
Teachers, almost everywhere denied equal pay with men for equal work, are eager seekers for political power.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
That, indeed, is the path that most of the seekers after liberty have felt constrained to take.
"The Church and Modern Life" by Washington Gladden
She was surrounded by sycophants and place-seekers, eager to capture the Queen's favour through her.
"Love affairs of the Courts of Europe" by Thornton Hall
Then who is it that composes the great army of female ballot seekers?
"Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" by John T. McIntyre
Having assumed the form of a pigeon, I come to thee as a seeker of thy protection.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The next evening, in another part of the settlement, there were three seekers at the altar.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Its hotels were barns where the gold-seekers were fed without ceremony on beans and hardtack.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
So you may know where it is best to go in your search for inspiration from books, for we know where seekers in the past have most often found it.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
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In poetry:

Only in the gathered silence
Of a calm and waiting frame,
Light and wisdom as from Heaven
To the seeker came.
"To ------," by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis such a witching spot as might beseem
A seeker for young friendship's trysting place,
Or lover yielding to the immortal dream
Of one beloved face.
"The Wood Pool" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Far shore, far shore, on thee
Are the flowers in endless bloom?
Or there may the desert be,
With the deadly Upas tree,
Where the seeker but finds a tomb?
"Yearning" by Samuel Lover
Send here the bold, the seekers of the way—
The passionless, the unshakable of soul,
Who serve the inmost mysteries of man's clay,
And ask no more than leave to make them whole.
"Doctors" by Rudyard Kipling
I the mark that is missed
And the arrows that miss,
I the mouth that is kissed
And the breath in the kiss,
The search, and the sought, and the seeker, the soul and the body that is.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And while walking underneath the branches of the trees,
Ye will hear the humming of the bees.
Therefore, pleasure-seekers, make no delay,
But visit Scotscraig wood on a fine summer day.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Consider the newest option for Washington thrill-seekers: a downtown trapeze class.
GREER — Zipping through the trees high above the forest floor at more than 30 miles per hour is something the thrill seeker can experience very soon without having to travel far from home.
Anne Hathaway is both theater nerd and Hollywood starlet, do-gooder and glamour-seeker.
A job seeker shakes hands with a recruiter in New York.
Do everything from hosting workshops to providing place where job seekers can vent and share stories.
Early Black Friday sales bring out the deal-seekers.
Don't get caught by the Seeker.
Affording advancement College reps talk financial aid for degree-seekers.
"I went to some of the most remote regions to climb these mountains, and it was a beautiful experience," said the adventure seeker.
It was the beginning of an era for the adventure seeker.
A resume can be rejected for some common reasons, most of which are known to job seekers.
Syrian job seeker advised to change name.
A boat carrying 150 suspected asylum seekers is spotted by Australian authorities prior to its sinking on June 27.
Hundreds of potential asylum seekers risk lives trying to reach Australian territory by boat.
Woodbridge woman charged with duping apartment seekers on Craigslist.
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In science:

Since repeated causal flips are unavoidable for consistent methods, the best that a truth-seeker can expect is to minimize such flips or retractions (Schulte et al. 2007).
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
If the molecules are weak-field-seekers the increase in their potential energy causes them to slow down.
Slowing heavy, ground-state molecules using an alternating gradient decelerator
Until now, no ground state beam has been decelerated because ground state molecules are strong-field seekers.
Slowing heavy, ground-state molecules using an alternating gradient decelerator
However, Maxwell’s equations prevent the simple focussing that weak-field seekers enjoy because it is not possible to have a static maximum of electric field in free space .
Slowing heavy, ground-state molecules using an alternating gradient decelerator
The low-field seekers gain potential energy as they move into the high magnetic field region at the center of an electromagnetic coil.
Stopping Supersonic Beams with an Atomic Coilgun
For more complex molecules, such as those of biological interest, the situation is even more extremely weighted in favour of the high-field-seekers, as discussed in more detail in .
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Unlike weak-field-seekers, which are naturally focussed onto the axis of the Stark decelerator, strong-field-seeking molecules cannot be focussed using static fields. A dynamic focussing scheme needs to be employed to prevent the molecules being pulled towards the surfaces of the electrodes, where the field is strongest.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Although we have focussed on decelerating heavy polar molecules using strong electric field seekers, the Stark deceleration method can also be applied to weak-field-seeking polar molecules and to Rydberg states of atoms and molecules.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
Starting with molecule in a quantum state feeling an increase in Stark energy with increasing electric field (low-field seeker), the molecule will be decelerated while moving from low to high electric field.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
As in the setup the high-field seekers were magnetically defocused, the magnetic field had an upper limit of operation.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
Molecules in the absolute ground state are high-field seekers and it is important to be able to manipulate them.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
The dimers are high-field seekers for J = 0 and low-field seekers for rotating states.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
The question of assisting information seekers in locating a specific category (facet) of information has rarely been addressed in the IR community due to the inherent difficulty of such a task. Indeed, efficiency and effectiveness have been the main guiding principles in building IR models and tools.
Annotation of Scientific Summaries for Information Retrieval
The low field seekers are blown into a confinement cell (4 cm diameter, 60 cm length), over which the inhomogeneous trapping field is superimposed.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Let us first turn to the distribution of the high-field seekers, shown as the solid lines in the figure.
On deflection fields, weak-focusing and strong-focusing storage rings for polar molecules
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