What does conquest mean?

Definitions for conquest
ˈkɒn kwɛst, ˈkɒŋ-con·quest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugationnoun

    the act of conquering

  2. conquestnoun

    success in mastering something difficult

    "the conquest of space"

  3. seduction, conquestnoun

    an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone


  1. conquestnoun

    Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.

  2. conquestnoun

    An act or instance of overcoming an obstacle.

  3. conquestnoun

    A person with whom one has had sex.

  4. Etymology: conqueste (Modern French conquête).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conquestnoun

    Etymology: conqueste, French.

    A perfect conquest of a country reduces all the people to the condition of subjects. John Davies, on Ireland.

    More willingly I mention air,
    This our old conquest; than remember hell,
    Our hated habitation. John Milton, Paradise Regained, b. i.

    I must yield my body to the earth,
    And by my fall, the conquest to my foe. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    I’ll lead thy daughter to a conqueror’s bed;
    To whom I will retail my conquest won,
    And she shall be sole victress. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Not to be o’ercome, was to do more
    Than all the conquests former kings did gain. Dryden.

    In joys of conquest he resigns his breath,
    And, fill’d with England’s glory, smiles in death. Addison.


  1. Conquest

    Conquest is the act of military subjugation of an enemy by force of arms.Military history provides many examples of conquest: the Roman conquest of Britain, the Mauryan conquest of Afghanistan and of vast areas of the Indian subcontinent, the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire and various Muslim conquests, to mention just a few. The Norman conquest of England provides an example: it built on cultural ties, led to the subjugation of the Kingdom of England to Norman control and brought William the Conqueror to the English throne in 1066. Conquest may link in some ways with colonialism. England, for example, experienced phases and areas of Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Franco-Norman colonisation and conquest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conquestnoun

    the act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory

  2. Conquestnoun

    that which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral

  3. Conquestnoun

    the acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition

  4. Conquestnoun

    the act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace


  1. Conquest

    Conquest is the 13th album by British rock band Uriah Heep. It was released in 1980. 1979-80 was a period of change for Heep, with John Sloman taking over lead vocal duties, Lee Kerslake bowing out from behind the drumstool, and main songwriter Ken Hensley ultimately leaving the band. Taken together with the commercial rock sound of the album, this is the most contentious era of Uriah Heep's history, with many fans believing Conquest is the group's worst record. Despite this era being regarded in hindsight as something of a disaster by Hensley as well as Mick Box, the album did receive some positive reviews at the time, namely a five-star rating from Record Mirror and three-and-a-half stars from Geoff Barton in Sounds. It also sold well enough to crack the Top 40 of the UK album charts, whereas all three of the band's previous records with John Lawton had failed to chart in the UK at all. The original UK release came in a single, matte LP sleeve, stickered with 'Special 10th Anniversary Price £3.99', with the liner being heavy-stock card, complete with lyrics. It credits Trevor Bolder with vocals on "It Ain't Easy" but it is, in fact, Sloman. The album was never issued in North America and was difficult to find there even as an import.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. conquest

    The act of conquering or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force; subjugation; victory.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Conquest is ranked #25518 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Conquest surname appeared 968 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Conquest.

    60.1% or 582 total occurrences were White.
    32.1% or 311 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 25 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 13 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conquest in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conquest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of conquest in a Sentence

  1. Asya Engovatova:

    Batu Khans conquest was the greatest national tragedy, surpassing any other event in cruelty and destruction, it is not by chance that it is among the few such events that made its way into the Russian folklore.

  2. Raphael Gluck:

    With its continued spree of attacks in Africa, ISIS has made special mention of attacks on Christians, part of its Ramadan conquest.

  3. Peter Pal Varga:

    This is a period of conquest for private clinics.

  4. Dieter Zetsche:

    We are interested in external conquest.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    Now we see [Putin] for what he is — a bloodstained aggressor who believes in imperial conquest.

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