- 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.
- 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 of questMiddle English ; from Old French queste ; from Medieval 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
- 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. An inquest.b. A jury appointed to take part in an inquest.
verb, intransitive quest·ed, quest·ing, quests
- To search for something: quested for knowledge.
- To go on a quest.
- To search for game or bay when sighting game, as a hound.
Origin of questMiddle English queste, from Old French, ultimately from Latin quaesta, from feminine of *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to seek.
(third-person singular simple present quests, present participle questing, simple past and past participle quested)
- To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
- To search for; to examine.
Partly from Anglo-Norman queste, Old French queste (“acquisition, search, hunt”), and partly from their source, Latin quaesta (“tribute, tax, inquiry, search”), noun use of quaesita, the feminine past participle of quaerere (“to ask, seek”).
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