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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

Examples of quest in a Sentence

  1. James Allen Isaacs Jr.:

    I am on a quest to connect the D.O.T.S. of Truth

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let us hope for the best, let us dream and go for the quest.

  3. Helen Rowland:

    Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

  4. Rmy de Gourmont:

    The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.

  5. Norman Cousins:

    The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.

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