Seeks vs Seels - What's the difference?

seeks | seels |

As verbs the difference between seeks and seels

is that seeks is (seek) while seels is (seel).




  • (seek)
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  • (lb) To try to find, to look for, to search.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • (label) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
  • :
  • *Bible, (w) xi. 16
  • *:Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign.
  • *1960 , (Lobsang Rampa), :
  • *:“My, my! It is indeed a long way yet, look you!” said the pleasant woman of whom I sought directions.
  • (lb) To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
  • :
  • *1880 , , :
  • *:But persecution sought the lives of men of this character.
  • *1886 , Constantine Popoff, translation of (Leo Tolstoy)'s :
  • *:I can no longer seek fame or glory, nor can I help trying to get rid of my riches, which separate me from my fellow-creatures.
  • *
  • *:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes.She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
  • To go, move, travel (in a given direction).
  • :
  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:Ryght so he sought towarde Sandewyche where he founde before hym many galyard knyghtes
  • (lb) To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
  • *:
  • *:Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
  • *1726 (tr.), (Alexander Pope), ''(Homer)'s (Odyssey), Book II, line 33
  • *:Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains
  • Quotations


    * look for * search

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)




  • (seel)
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Good; fortunate; opportune; happy.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialectal) Good fortune; happiness; bliss.
  • (UK, dialectal) Opportunity; time; season.
  • the seel of the day
    Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), .


    (en verb)
  • (falconry) To sew together the eyes of a young hawk.
  • * J. Reading
  • Fond hopes, like seeled doves for want of better light, mount till they end their flight with falling.
  • (by extension) To blind.
  • Etymology 4

    Compare (etyl) , and (etyl) (m) (transitive verb).


    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, obsolete, of a ship) To roll on the waves in a storm.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • (Sir Walter Raleigh)


    (en noun)
  • The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.
  • (Sandys)


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