Definitions for questkwɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

questkwɛst(n.)

  1. a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something.

  2. an adventurous expedition, as by knights in medieval romances.

    Category: Literature

  3. those engaged in such an expedition.

  4. Obs. a jury of inquest.

  5. (v.i.)to search; seek.

  6. to go on a quest.

  7. (v.t.)to search or seek for; pursue.

Origin of quest:

1275–1325; ME queste < OF < L quaesīta, fem. ptp. of quaerere to seek

quest′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, pursuance, quest(noun)

    a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

    "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"

  2. quest, seeking(verb)

    the act of searching for something

    "a quest for diamonds"

  3. quest(verb)

    make a search (for)

    "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest"

  4. quest(verb)

    search the trail of (game)

    "The dog went off and quested"

  5. bay, quest(verb)

    bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

  6. quest(verb)

    seek alms, as for religious purposes

  7. request, bespeak, call for, quest(verb)

    express the need or desire for; ask for

    "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"

Wiktionary

  1. quest(Noun)

    A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.

  2. quest(Verb)

    To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.

  3. Origin: Partly from queste, queste, and partly from their source, quaesta, noun use of quaesita, the feminine past participle of quaerere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quest(noun)

    the act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc

  2. Quest(noun)

    request; desire; solicitation

  3. Quest(noun)

    those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively

  4. Quest(noun)

    inquest; jury of inquest

  5. Quest(noun)

    to search for; to examine

  6. Quest(verb)

    to go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg

Freebase

  1. Quest

    In mythology and literature, a quest, a journey towards a goal, serves as a plot device and as a symbol. Quests appear in the folklore of every nation and also figure prominently in non-national cultures. In literature, the objects of quests require great exertion on the part of the hero, and the overcoming of many obstacles, typically including much travel. The aspect of travel also allows the storyteller to showcase exotic locations and cultures.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

quest(noun)

a search

the quest for gold; the quest for truth.

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