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quest

noun \ ˈkwest \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of quest

1 a : a jury of inquest
2 : an act or instance of seeking:
b : a chivalrous enterprise in medieval romance usually involving an adventurous journey
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.

Recent Examples of quest from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of quest

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

quest Synonyms


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quest

verb

Definition of quest

quested; questing; quests
1 of a dog
a : to search a trail
b : bay
2 : to go on a quest
1 : to search for
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.

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First Known Use of quest

14th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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QUEST Defined for English Language Learners

quest

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

Definition of quest for English Language Learners

  • : to go on a journey to find something


QUEST Defined for Kids

quest

noun \ ˈkwest \

Definition of quest for Students

1 : an effort to find or do something
  • a quest for answers
2 : a usually adventurous journey made in search of something
  • a quest for lost treasure


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