What does the word research mean?

Usage examples for research

  1. Teaching's the thing for me- for it leaves four months over for my own work, the real work of my life- scientific study and research! – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. You know, research and discovery aren't nearly so difficult as people think- if only you have the courage to say a thing or try a thing now and then that it isn't usual to say or try. – Marriage by H. G. Wells