What does quest mean?

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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"


  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

  7. Origin: [OF. queste, F. qute, fr. L. quaerere, quaesitum, to seek for, to ask. Cf. Query, Question.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quest

    kwest, n. the act of seeking: search: pursuit: a searching party: a jury of inquest: inquiry, investigation: request or desire.—v.i. to go in search of, to go begging: to give tongue, as a dog after game.—ns. Quest′ant, Quest′er (Shak.), one who seeks after anything, a candidate.—adj. Quest′ful. [O. Fr. queste (Fr. quête)—L. quæsita (res), a thing sought—quærĕre, quæsitum, to seek.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quest in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Espen Barth Eide:

    The quest for resources becomes a part of the division and fuels further division.

  2. Erich Fromm:

    The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

  3. Espen Barth Eide:

    Not only do you not reap the benefits, it makes things worse, the quest for resources becomes a part of the division and fuels further division.

  4. Rolf Heuer:

    All the signs are good for a great run 2, in the grand scheme of things, a few weeks delay in humankind's quest to understand our universe is little more than the blink of an eye.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Rarely do we find men who willingly to engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.

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