noun \ˈkwest\

: a journey made in search of something

: a long and difficult effort to find or do something

Full Definition of QUEST

a :  a jury of inquest
b :  investigation
:  an act or instance of seeking:
a :  pursuit, search
b :  a chivalrous enterprise in medieval romance usually involving an adventurous journey
obsolete :  a person or group of persons who search or make inquiry

Examples of QUEST

  1. They went on a quest for gold.
  2. The team's quest to win a championship finally came to an end.
  3. He refuses to give up his quest to discover the truth.

Origin of QUEST

Middle English, from Anglo-French queste, Vulgar Latin *quaesta, from Latin, feminine of quaestus, past participle of quaerere
First Known Use: 14th century



: to go on a journey to find something

Full Definition of QUEST

intransitive verb
of a dog
a :  to search a trail
b :  bay
:  to go on a quest
transitive verb
:  to search for
:  to ask for
quest·er noun

Examples of QUEST

  1. They were questing for gold.
  2. <I respectfully quest your assistance in this matter.>

First Known Use of QUEST

14th century


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