quest
Pronunciation Noun

quest (plural quests)

  1. A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, 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]:
      Cease your quest of love.
  2. 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.
  3. (obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.
    • Gad not abroad at every quest and call / Of an untrained hope or passion.
  4. (obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, 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 ii]:
      The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out.
  5. (obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.
    • 1609, Wiiliam Shakespeare, "Sonnet 46"
      To 'cide this title is impannelèd
      A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart, 10
      And by their verdict is determined
      The clear eye's moiety and the dear heart's part […] }
Translations Verb

quest (quests, present participle questing; past and past participle quested)

  1. To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
  2. To search for; to examine.
  3. (entomology, of a tick) To locate and attach to a host animal.

QUEST
Noun

quest (plural quests)

  1. Abbreviation of quantized electronic structure#English|quantized electronic structure.



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