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seeker

[see-ker] /ˈsi kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that seeks.
2.
Rocketry.
  1. a device in a missile that locates a target by sensing some characteristic of the target, as heat emission.
  2. a missile equipped with such a device.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see seek, -er1
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  • And this can only be proven by the seeker of this looking-from-inside science.
  • At this point a seeker of this truth has to go on faith rather than being provided a way to experience it personally.
  • The land that invented commercial bungee jumping is a thrill-seeker's paradise.
  • He was a pragmatist, and instinctively a seeker of the middle ground.
  • The father comes across as a seeker who simply can't bring himself to acknowledge the logical conclusions of all his questioning.
  • Fortunately, for the needy tenure seeker, a bevy of journals have sprung up that will print your trivial contributions.
  • The seeker bot knows this, and so it would look for the clue of a fallen marker to predict where its target is hiding.
  • Mostly, though, it felt good to be an active seeker rather than an anxious parent at the mercy of an overburdened doctor.
  • Even more daunting than the interview gauntlet is the notion of how much is riding on the job seeker's performance.
  • If you are an entry-level, inexperienced job-seeker, talk to your friends.
Word Origin and History for seeker
n.

early 14c., agent noun from seek. The religious sect of the Seekers is attested from 1645.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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