- 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 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 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 *conquaes&imacron;ta, feminine past participle of *conquaerere, to conquer; see conquer.