Conquest definition

kŏnkwĕst, kŏng-
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The act or process of conquering.

The Spanish conquest of Mexico; the conquest of an infectious disease; the conquest of shyness.

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The act or process of conquering.
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Something conquered, esp. land taken in war.
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Something, such as territory, acquired by conquering.
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A person or group whose affection or admiration has been gained.

The pianist made a conquest of every audience on the tour.

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A person who has been seduced by another.
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A winning of someone's affection or favor.
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A person whose affection or favor has been won.
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The personification of conquest, (also known as Pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.
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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.

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the (Norman) Conquest
  • the conquering of England by the Normans under William the Conqueror in 1066
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conquest
Plural:
conquests

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the (Norman) Conquest

Origin of conquest

  • Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin conquaesīta feminine past participle of conquaerere to conquer conquer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition