Definition of Quest

1. Noun. A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria. "A quest for wealth"

Exact synonyms: Pursuance, Pursuit
Specialized synonyms: Wild-goose Chase
Generic synonyms: Search
Derivative terms: Pursue, Pursue

2. Verb. Make a search (for). "The animal came questing through the forest"
Generic synonyms: Seek
Derivative terms: Quester

3. Noun. The act of searching for something. "A quest for diamonds"
Exact synonyms: Seeking
Generic synonyms: Hunt, Hunting, Search
Derivative terms: Seek

4. Verb. Search the trail of (game). "The dog went off and quested"

5. Verb. Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs.
Exact synonyms: Bay
Generic synonyms: Bark
Derivative terms: Bay

6. Verb. Seek alms, as for religious purposes.
Generic synonyms: Beg, Solicit, Tap

7. Verb. Express the need or desire for; ask for. "She called for room service"

Definition of Quest

1. n. The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.

2. v. t. To search for; to examine.

3. v. i. To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.

Definition of Quest

1. Abbreviation. quantized electronic structure ¹

2. Noun. A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission. ¹

3. Verb. To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job. ¹

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Definition of Quest

1. to make a search [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quest

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Literary usage of Quest

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1. Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware, 1630-1707 by Albert Cook Myers (1912)
"quest. Did'st thou see black Horses and red Cows, with white Sheep? ... quest. Did'st see red Cows yonder in the Woods? Answ. Yes. quest. ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory (1891)
"Royal 19 C xiii., Add. 17443, Royal 20 C vi., and Add. 10294,' which also contain the quest, that they only vary in details of style, but not in the ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"THE WARRIOR'S quest. A WARRIOR rode upon a quest For deeds to crown a noble ... But the sweet lady for whose sake The warrior rode upon his quest Found the ..."

4. Le Morte Darthur by Thomas Malory (1891)
"3 The twelve MSS. of the Bibliotheque Nationale, from which the beginnings of the quest were supplied to Dr. Furnivall by MB ..."

5. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1851)
"Such was the motley armament that set forth from the little colony of Darien, under the guidance of a daring, if not desperate commander, in quest of the ..."

6. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"Such was the motley armament that set forth from the little colony of Darien, under the guidance of a daring, if not desperate commander, in quest of the ..."

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