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quest

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noun \ˈkwest\

Definition of quest

  1. 1a :  a jury of inquestb :  investigation

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of seeking:a :  pursuit, searchb :  a chivalrous enterprise in medieval romance usually involving an adventurous journey

  3. 3 obsolete :  a person or group of persons who search or make inquiry

Examples of quest in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of quest

Middle English, from Anglo-French queste, Vulgar Latin *quaesta, from Latin, feminine of quaestus, past participle of quaerere


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quest

verb

Definition of quest

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 of a dog a :  to search a trailb :  bay

  3. 2 :  to go on a quest

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to search for

  6. 2 :  to ask for

quester

noun

Examples of quest in a Sentence

  1. They were questing for gold.

  2. I respectfully quest your assistance in this matter.

First Known Use of quest

14th century



QUEST Defined for English Language Learners

quest

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noun

Definition of quest for English Language Learners

  • : a journey made in search of something

  • : a long and difficult effort to find or do something

quest

verb

Definition of quest for English Language Learners

  • : to go on a journey to find something


QUEST Defined for Kids

quest

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noun \ˈkwest\

Definition of quest for Students

  1. 1 :  an effort to find or do something a quest for answers

  2. 2 :  a usually adventurous journey made in search of something a quest for lost treasure



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