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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, pursuance, questnoun

    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, seekingverb

    the act of searching for something

    "a quest for diamonds"

  3. questverb

    make a search (for)

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

  4. questverb

    search the trail of (game)

    "The dog went off and quested"

  5. bay, questverb

    bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

  6. questverb

    seek alms, as for religious purposes

  7. request, bespeak, call for, questverb

    express the need or desire for; ask for

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


  1. questnoun

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

  2. questverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Questnoun

    Etymology: queste, Fr.

    None but such as this bold ape unblest,
    Can ever thrive in that unlucky quest. Hubberd’s Tale.

    If lusty love should go in quest of beauty,
    Where should he find it fairer than in Blanch. William Shakespeare.

    Fair silver buskin’d nymphs,
    I know this quest of yours and free intent
    Was all in honour and devotion meant,
    To the great mistress of your princely shrine. John Milton.

    An aged man in rural weeds,
    Following, as seem’d, the quest of some stray ewe. John Milton.

    One for all
    Myself expose, with lonely steps to tread
    Th’ unfounded deep, and the void immense
    To search with wand’ring quest a place foretold
    Should be. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii.

    Since first break of dawn, the fiend,
    Mere serpent in appearance, forth was come,
    And on his quest, where likeliest he might find
    The only two of mankind. John Milton.

    ’Twould be not strange, should we find Paradise at this day where Adam left it; and I the rather note this, because I see there are some so earnest in quest of it. John Woodward.

    There’s not an African,
    That traverses our vast Numidian desarts
    In quest of prey, and lives upon his bow,
    But better practises these boasted virtues. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    We see them active and vigilant in quest of delight. Spect.

    What’s my offence?
    Where is the evidence, that doth accuse me?
    What lawful quest have given their verdict up
    Unto the frowning judge. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    You have been hotly call’d for,
    When, being not at your lodging to be found,
    The senate sent above three several quests
    To search you out. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    O place and greatness! millions of false eyes
    Are stuck upon thee; volumes of report
    Run with these false and most contrarious quests
    Upon thy doings. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    Gad not abroad at every quest and call
    Of an untrained hope or passion. George Herbert.

  2. To Questverb

    To go in search.

    Etymology: quêter, Fr. from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Questnoun

    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. Questnoun

    request; desire; solicitation

  3. Questnoun

    those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively

  4. Questnoun

    inquest; jury of inquest

  5. Questnoun

    to search for; to examine

  6. Questverb

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

  7. Etymology: [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

Examples of Quest in a Sentence

  1. Anna Louise Strong:

    To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

  2. Harold Bloom:

    We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own.

  3. Richard Shipley:

    We thank this hard-working jury for their service to the public, their quest for justice, their personal sacrifice of their time and effort. We are not at all upset with them, neither should the public be upset. They did the best that they could, we are hopeful that( Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn) Mosby will retry William Porter as soon as possible, and that Attorney Marilyn next jury will reach a verdict. Once again, we ask the public to remain calm and patient, because we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. We are calm ; you should be calm, too.

  4. Wynn Jacobson-Galán:

    I am most excited by all of the new' unknowns' that have been unlocked by this discovery, detecting more events like SN 2020tlf will dramatically impact how we define the final months of stellar evolution, uniting observers and theorists in the quest to solve the mystery on how massive stars spend the final moments of their lives.

  5. Bill Delvaux:

    To become a man, you must be propelled by a mission. To become heroic, you must be fueled by a quest.

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    a conveyance that transports people or objects
    • A. abdomen
    • B. assault
    • C. confectionery
    • D. vehicle

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