search-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: look for, seek

Chicago physicists believe extra dimensions exist as they search for more clues.
He searches his Inbox without specifying any criteria.
He searched the globe for the perfect club.
Police searched a 13-year-old student at Okeeheelee Middle School.
Police searched homes in Richmond and Northern Virginia yesterday.

VerbNet: search-35.2
FrameNet: Seeking
PropBank: search.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4

Sense Number 2: inquire into, research

He searched for information about his parents' Ford Escort.
Scoot's Business Finder searched for Research in Tyne and Wear.
Students searched for background information to fill the gap.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Scrutiny
PropBank: search.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3