What does Quest mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. questnoun

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

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

  2. questverb

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

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

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

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

  2. Questnoun

    request; desire; solicitation

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

  3. Questnoun

    those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively

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

  4. Questnoun

    inquest; jury of inquest

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

  5. Questnoun

    to search for; to examine

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

  6. Questverb

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

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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. Eugene S. Wilson:

    Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

  2. 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.

  3. Nicole Kassell:

    The opportunity to examine the original themes - the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home - feels more timely and urgent than ever, these are profoundly iconic shoes to fill, and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellow brick road!

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Insight is an ability to gain uncommon, accurate and deep understanding into something or a situation which will eventually lead to problem solving or conflict resolution. However, irrespective of anybody's riches, affluence, pomp, intelligence or personality, without insight he or she is like the beasts that perish (Psalms 49:20). Now, that is to say evidently, right inside every genuine successful man or woman lies an insight. In other words, any meaningful and positive legacy or impact is traceable to insight. So, I ask? Are you insightful or unperceptive? Anyway, you should be and remain insightful and not at all obtuse. Therefore, quest for insight and showcase it in all you do. -Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Quality education is the key to civilization and socialization. Yes! sound education is bound to make you civilized and socialized eventually. Thus, endeavour to be educated. Moreover, never mind your age in your quest for education. For, it does not matter. -Emeasoba George

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