see also: Conquest
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA: /ˈkɒŋkwɛst/, /ˈkɒŋkwəst/
  • (General American) IPA: /ˈkɑnkwɛst/, /ˈkɑnkwəst/, /ˈkɑŋ-/


  1. Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
  2. (figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of overcome#Verb|overcoming an obstacle.
    • Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
  3. That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
  4. (feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
  5. (colloquial, figurative) A person whose romantic affections one has gained, or with whom one has had sex.
  6. (video games) A competitive mode found in first-person shooter games in which competing teams (usually two) attempt to take over predetermined spawn points labeled by flags.
Translations Translations
  • German: Conquest-Modus, Conquestmodus, Conquest

conquest (conquests, present participle conquesting; past and past participle conquested)

  1. (archaic) To conquer.
  2. (marketing) To compete with an established competitor by placing advertisements for one's own products adjacent to editorial content relating to the competitor or by using terms and keywords for one's own products that are currently associated with the competitor.

Proper noun
  1. The personification of conquest, often depicted riding a white horse.c en
    Synonyms: Pestilence, white rider
  2. Surname, from Old French conqueste, probably originally a nickname.
  3. A town in New York.
  4. A village in Saskatchewan.

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