search party

noun

Definition of search party

  1. :  an organized group of people who are looking for someone or something that is missing

Word by Word Definitions

searchplay
  1. :  to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something: such as

    :  to examine in seeking something

    :  to look through or explore by inspecting possible places of concealment or investigating suspicious circumstances

  1. :  an act of searching

    :  an act of boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas in exercise of right of search

    :  a party that searches

partyplay
  1. :  a person or group taking one side of a question, dispute, or contest

    :  a group of persons organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government

    :  a person or group participating in an action or affair

  1. :  to attend or give parties

    :  revel


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