- The definition of a conquest is a victory either in love or war.
- An example of a conquest is an army taking over a town in a war.
- An example of a conquest is a man getting to sleep with a beautiful woman.
conquest definition by Webster's New World
- the act or process of conquering
- something conquered, esp. land taken in war
- a winning of someone's affection or favor
- a person whose affection or favor has been won
Origin: Middle English conqueste ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin conquestus ; from Classical Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere
conquest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or process of conquering. See Synonyms at victory.
- Something, such as territory, acquired by conquering.
- One that has been captivated or overcome: The pianist made a conquest of every audience on the tour.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *conquaesīta, feminine past participle of *conquaerere, to conquer; see conquer.
conquest - Phrases/Idioms
the (Norman) Conquest