seeker

[see-ker]
noun
1.
a person or thing that seeks.
2.
Rocketry.
a.
a device in a missile that locates a target by sensing some characteristic of the target, as heat emission.
b.
a missile equipped with such a device.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see seek, -er1

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seek (siːk)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by for or after) , seeks, seeking, sought
1.  to try to find by searching; look for: to seek a solution
2.  (also intr) to try to obtain or acquire: to seek happiness
3.  to attempt (to do something); try: I'm only seeking to help
4.  (also intr) to enquire about or request (something): to seek help
5.  to go or resort to: to seek the garden for peace
6.  an archaic word for explore
 
[Old English sēcan; related to Old Norse sōkja, Gothic sōkjan, Old High German suohhen, Latin sāgīre to perceive by scent; see beseech]
 
'seeker
 
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Example sentences
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.
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.
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