From Middle English sekar, sekere (also sechar, sechere), equivalent to seek + -er. Compare Saterland Frisian Säiker (“seeker”), West Frisian syker (“seeker”), Dutch zoeker (“seeker”), German Low German Söker (“seeker”), German Sucher (“seeker”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsiːkə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsikɚ/
- Rhymes: -iːkə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: seek‧er
seeker (plural seekers)
- One who seeks.
- Especially, a religious seeker: a pilgrim, or one who aspires to enlightenment or salvation.
- In the sport of Quidditch or Muggle quidditch, a player who attempts to catch the snitch.