Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Cercá-re, v. a.
1. to search, seek out, enquire, hunt after. — tastando, to grope along. — cinque piedi al montone, to look for difficulties where there are none. — del pane, to seek for one's living. — d'uno, to enquire after one. — un partito, to look after a good match; 2. to stroll, ramble about; v. r. to seek around one; s. m.Cercá-tóre , f. Cercá-tríce; adj. Cercá-nte.
Florio: a worlde of wordes, or most copious, dictionarie in Italian and English
cercare: to search, to seeke. Also to fight, to striue or combate. Also to feele or gropefor.