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quest

noun \ ˈkwest \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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.

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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

intransitive verb
1 of a dog
a :to search a trail
b :bay
2 :to go on a quest
transitive verb
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.

Recent Examples of quest from the Web

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First Known Use of quest

14th century

quest Synonyms

Synonyms
call (for), claim, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), demand, stipulate (for)
Related Words
ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, hound
Near Antonyms
give up, relinquish, surrender, yield


QUEST Defined for English Language Learners

quest

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

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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