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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. Espen Barth Eide:

    Not only do you not reap the benefits, it makes things worse, the quest for resources becomes a part of the division and fuels further division.

  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer.

  3. Farid Fata:

    The quest for power is self-destructive, they came to me seeking compassion and care. I failed. Yes, I failed.

  4. Ksenia Avdulova:

    So many people who are die-hard Quest bar fans have attacked me personally.

  5. Norman Cousins:

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

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