What does Quest mean?

Definitions for Quest
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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"

Wiktionary

  1. quest(Noun)

    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. quest(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  2. Quest(noun)

    request; desire; solicitation

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

  3. Quest(noun)

    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. Quest(noun)

    inquest; jury of inquest

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

  5. Quest(noun)

    to search for; to examine

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

  6. Quest(verb)

    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. Angela Carter:

    There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.

  2. Dan Buettner:

    Life expectancy in America is about 79, we should be able to live to 92. Somewhere along the line, we're leaving 13 years on the table. So my quest is -- how do we get those extra 13 years? And how do we make those extra 13 years good years?

  3. Emeasoba George:

    In your quest for genuine success obstacles may show up just to dispirit you. But refuse to be dispirited until you are made of money. -Emeasoba George

  4. Kelly Ranum:

    An independent, verifiable metric for evaluating OPO performance can be an important tool, helping to identify potential opportunities for growth in OPOs' quest for continual improvement. We look forward to working with CMS on implementation of the rule and ensuring the metric is used to drive the changes everyone in the donation and transplantation community wants to see.

  5. James Mason:

    My team and I will present facts soon that will discredit any and all accusations that suggest that I have engaged in any acts of bullying, harassment, or aggressive acts against my accusers, to the contrary, We will show that I have been extremely instrumental in attempts to assist my accusers in their quest to re establish a relationship with their adult daughter. I have confidence in my legal team that I will be exonerated of all pending charges.

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