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Meaning of sought by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /sɔːt/
      Rhymes: -ɔːt
    • ( US ) IPA: /sɔt/
    • ( cot–caught merger ) IPA: /sɑt/
    • Homophone: sort ( in non-rhotic accents )


Explanation of sought by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. being searched for

    2. the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum
    3. that is looked for

    4. the long sought relatives

    Definition of sought by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sought ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeking.] [OE. seken, AS. sēcan, sēcean; akin to OS. sōkian, LG. söken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. saekja, Sw. söka, Dan. söge, Goth. sōkjan, and E. sake. Cf. Beseech, Ransack, Sagacious, Sake, Soc.]
      1. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.

      The man saked him, saying, What seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren. Gen. xxxvii. 15, 16.

      2. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.

      Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign. Luke xi. 16.

      3. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, “to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life”.

      4. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.

      Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal. Amos v. 5.

      Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains. Pope.

    2. Sought imp. & p. p. of Seek.