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Quest

Quest Meaning & Definition
Quest Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quest?

[n] the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
[n] 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"
[v] express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
[v] seek alms, as for religious purposes
[v] bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
[v] search the trail of, as of game; "The dog went of and quested"
[v] make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quest: bay | bespeak | call for | pursuance | pursuit | request | seeking

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quest:

See Also | appeal | apply | arrogate | ask | ask in | ask out | ask over | ask round | bark | beg | beg off | book | call | challenge | chase | chase after | claim | communicate | demand | desire | dog | encore | excuse | go after | hold | hunt | hunting | invite out | invoke | lay claim | order | pass | pass on | petition | put across | reserve | search | search | seek | solicit | supplicate | tag | tail | take out | tap | track | trail | wild-goose chase

Quest In Webster's Dictionary

\Quest\, n. [OF. queste, F. qu[^e]te, fr. L. quaerere, quaesitum, to seek for, to ask. Cf. {Query}, {Question}.] 1. 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. Upon an hard adventure yet in quest. --Spenser. Cease your quest of love. --Shak. There ended was his quest, there ceased his care. --Milton. 2. Request; desire; solicitation. Gad not abroad at every quest and call Of an untrained hope or passion. --Herbert. 3. Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively. The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out. --Shak. 4. Inquest; jury of inquest. What lawful quest have given their verdict ? --Shak.
\Quest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. quester, F. qu[^e]ter. See {Quest}, n.] To search for; to examine. [R.] --Sir T. Herbert.
\Quest\, v. i. To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg. [R.] If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat. --Macaulay.

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