- The definition of a quest is a search to find something or to achieve a goal.
An example of quest is the type of journey which was taken by the Knights of the Round Table under the direction of the King.
- Quest is defined as to search, seek or journey.
An example of quest is to embark on a mission to find hidden treasure.
King Arthur would have sent his knights on quests.
quest definition by Webster's New World
- a seeking; hunt; pursuit
- in medieval romance, a chivalric journey undertaken by a knight in order to procure or achieve a particular object or end
- any journey or undertaking in pursuit of a typically lofty or noble goal
- Archaic a jury of inquest
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French queste ; from Midieval Latin questa ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form quaesita, thing sought for ; from Classical Latin quaesitus, past participle of quaerere, to seek, ask, inquire
- to follow the track of game, or to bay in pursuit of game, as hounds do
- to go in search
- quester noun
quest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or an instance of seeking or pursuing something; a search.
- An expedition undertaken in medieval romance by a knight in order to perform a prescribed feat: the quest for the Holy Grail.
- Archaic A jury of inquest.
- To go on a quest.
- To search for game.
Origin: Middle English queste, from Old French, ultimately from Latin quaesta, from feminine of *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to seek.
- questˈer noun