Searched vs Searchability - What's the difference?

searched | searchability |

As a verb searched

is (search).

As a noun searchability is

(uncountable|computing) the state of being searchable.




  • (search)

  • search


    (wikipedia search)


  • An attempt to find something.
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • At least eight people died, and officials expressed deep concerns that the toll would rise as more searches of homes were carried out.
  • The act of searching in general.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.}}

    See also

    * google * look




  • (label) To look in (a place) for something.
  • :
  • To look thoroughly.
  • :
  • *(John Locke)
  • *:It sufficeth that they have once with care sifted the matter, and searched into all the particulars.
  • *
  • *:He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.she found her mother standing up before the seat on which she had sat all the evening searching anxiously for her with her eyes, and her father by her side.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}
  • To look for, seek.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) ,
  • *:To search the God of loue, her Nymphes she sent / Throughout the wandring forrest euery where.
  • *
  • *:For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Enough is left besides to search and know.
  • To probe or examine (a wound).
  • *:
  • *:Now torne we to the xj kynges that retorned vnto a cyte that hyghte Sorhaute / the whiche cyte was within kynge Vryens / and ther they refresshed hem as wel as they myght / and made leches serche theyr woundys and sorowed gretely for the dethe of her peple
  • *1588 , (William Shakespeare), (Titus Andronicus) , II.3:
  • *:Now to the bottome dost thou search my wound.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.4:
  • *:Thus when they all had sorowed their fill, / They softly gan to search his griesly wownd.
  • *, II.35:
  • *:His wife perceiving him to droope and languish away, entreated him she might leasurely search and neerely view the quality of his disease.
  • (label) To examine; to try; to put to the test.
  • Synonyms

    * comb, scour * look for, seek, comb, scour

    Derived terms

    * global search and replace * search and replace * searcher * strip search * stop-and-search




  • (uncountable, computing) The state of being searchable
  • (countable, computing) The extent to which, or ease with which something may be searched