What is the meaning of the term “Search”?

As per law dictionary and as noted in different judicial
pronouncements, the term ‘search’, in simple language,
denotes an action of a government machinery to go, look
through or examine carefully a place, area, person, object
etc. in order to find something concealed or for the purpose
of discovering evidence of a crime. The search of a person
or vehicle or premises etc. can only be done under proper
and valid authority of law.