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. Manmeet Ahluwalia:

    The brain tumor community is very united in our quest for finding better treatments for our patients, and I think the progress will come through clearly planned and orchestrated clinical trials, looking at both approaches, immunotherapies... and appropriate uses of targeted therapies, which will go and attack the genes that drive a particular tumor.

  2. Stephen Hawking:

    Humanities deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for continuing our quest. and our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.

  3. Rene Anand:

    It not only looks like the developing brain, its diverse cell types express nearly all genes like a brain, we’ve struggled for a long time trying to solve complex brain disease problems that cause tremendous pain and suffering. The power of this brain model bodes very well for human health because it gives us better and more relevant options to test and develop therapeutics other than rodents. Rene Anand, who began his quest four years ago, studies the association between nicotinic receptors and central nervous system disorders. He’s hopeful that the lab-grown brain will provide ethical and more rapid and accurate testing of experimental drugs before the clinical trial stage.

  4. Prashant Agarwal:

    At times, we become aggressive and we start demanding more excessive, but the fulfillment of those pursuits are not always possible at the same pace, which results towards non-fulfillment and incomplete quest. Following this, it many a times burst you into anger. On the other hand, if instead of showing anger, once you start digging into the entire scenario to understand the reason for this incomplete quest, and resolving the matter with the utmost patience in you, then the results will entirely be different and your level of fulfillment will be much higher.

  5. Steven Choi:

    Initially, we sent out a lot of samples to Quest but their turnaround times were quite delayed recently, sometimes over a week, we're now transitioning to the Mayo Clinic Labs for our outpatient specimen testing.

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