- 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.
The definition of a conquest is a victory either in love or war.
- 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 of conquestMiddle English conqueste from Old French from Medieval Latin conquestus from Classical Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere
the (Norman) Conquest
the conquering of England by the Normans under William the Conqueror in 1066
- The act or process of conquering: the Spanish conquest of Mexico; the conquest of an infectious disease; the conquest of shyness.
- Something, such as territory, acquired by conquering.
- a. A person or group whose affection or admiration has been gained: The pianist made a conquest of every audience on the tour.b. A person who has been seduced by another.
Origin of conquestMiddle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin conquaesīta feminine past participle of conquaerere to conquer ; see conquer .