What does quest mean?

Definitions for quest
kwɛstquest

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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. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    You can Just Choose to Live and Die, or Start a Quest to Find out Who Am “I”!

  2. Shauna Martin:

    On Martin's quest to prevent recurrence, she started a diet of only raw vegan foods and green juices. I would go to the farmers’ market and just buy everything that I could find and see, and I would juice half, make salads with the other half, and it was amazing how quickly I rebounded from the toxins from all the chemotherapy. My hair grew back quickly, my skin started to really glow— and then the energy, I’d never had that much energy in my entire life. After years of juicing at home, Martin left her corporate job and launched Daily Greens, a national cold-pressed green juice company. I realized what I'm most passionate about in life is trying to make other people healthy, and for me that really starts with a green juice every day, Martin said. Martin continued her mission to motivate others, and published her recipes and personal health plan in her book, Daily Greens, 4-Day Cleanse.

  3. 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.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Anyone who is full of God's Grace will soar and keep on soaring like an eagle throughout his or her lifetime. Oh! yes, God's Grace can take you to the highest altitude even to the zenith or peak of your career or business. So, ask for and quest for the fullness of God's Grace in all you do. -Emeasoba George

  5. AiR:

    You can Just Choose to Live and Die Or start a Quest to Find who is “I”!

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