Hypertext Webster Gateway: "research"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Re-search \Re-search"\ (r?-s?rch"), v. t. [Pref. re- + search.]
To search again; to examine anew.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Research \Re*search"\ (r?-s?rch"), n. [Pref. re- + search: cf
OF. recerche, F. recherche.]
Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or
principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as,
researches of human wisdom.

The dearest interests of parties have frequently been
staked on the results of the researches of antiquaries.

Syn: Investigation; examination; inquiry; scrutiny.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Research \Re*search"\, v. t. [Pref. re- + search: cf. OF.
recerchier, F. rechercher.]
To search or examine with continued care; to seek diligently.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: systematic investigation to establish facts
2: a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more
research than it has received" [syn: {inquiry}, {enquiry}]
v 1: inquire into [syn: {search}, {explore}]
2: attempt to find out; "The student researched the history of
that word"

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