Quest meaning

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A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
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A seeking; hunt; pursuit.
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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.

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Quest is defined as to search, seek or journey.

An example of quest is to embark on a mission to find hidden treasure.

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Any journey or undertaking in pursuit of a typically lofty or noble goal.
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An expedition undertaken in medieval romance by a knight in order to perform a prescribed feat.

The quest for the Holy Grail.

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To search for something.

Quested for knowledge.

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In medieval romance, a chivalric journey undertaken by a knight in order to procure or achieve a particular object or end.
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To follow the track of game, or to bay in pursuit of game, as hounds do.
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To go in search.
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To search for; seek.
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See Qwest and Quest disk.
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The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.

To rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.

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To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
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To search for; to examine.

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Quantized electronic structure.
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The act or an instance of seeking or pursuing something; a search.
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To go on a quest.
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To search for game or bay when sighting game, as a hound.
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(archaic) A jury of inquest.
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Origin of quest

  • Middle English queste from Old French ultimately from Latin quaesta from feminine of *quaestus obsolete past participle of quaerere to seek

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

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary