conquest

noun con·quest \ ˈkän-ˌkwest , ˈkäŋ- ; ˈkäŋ-kwəst \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of conquest

1 : the act or process of conquering
2 a : something conquered; especially : territory appropriated in war
b : a person whose favor or hand has been won

Examples of conquest in a Sentence

  1. tales of the ancient army's conquests

  2. She was one of his many conquests.

  3. people who boast about their sexual conquests

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Origin and Etymology of conquest

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *conquaesitus, alteration of Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere


CONQUEST Defined for English Language Learners

conquest

noun

Definition of conquest for English Language Learners

  • : the act of taking control of a country, city, etc., through the use of force

  • : a country, city, etc., that an army has taken control of through the use of force

  • : a person someone has succeeded in having a romantic and especially a sexual relationship with


CONQUEST Defined for Kids

conquest

noun con·quest \ ˈkän-ˌkwest \

Definition of conquest for Students

1 : the act or process of getting or gaining especially by force
2 : something that is gotten or gained especially by force


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