quest, seeking

(noun) the act of searching for something; “a quest for diamonds”

pursuit, pursuance, quest

(noun) a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria; “the pursuit of love”; “life is more than the pursuance of fame”; “a quest for wealth”

request, ask for, bespeak, call for, quest

(verb) express the need or desire for; “She requested an extra bed in her room”; “She called for room service”; “when you call, always ask for Mary”


(verb) seek alms, as for religious purposes

bay, quest

(verb) bark with prolonged noises, of dogs


(verb) search the trail of (game); “The dog went off and quested”


(verb) make a search (for); “Things that die with their eyes open and questing”; “The animal came questing through the forest”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


QUEST (plural QUESTs)

Abbreviation of quantized electronic structure.



quest (plural quests)

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

The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.

(obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.

(obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.

(obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.


quest (third-person singular simple present quests, present participle questing, simple past and past participle quested)

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

To search for; to examine.

(entomology, of a tick) To locate and attach to a host animal.

Source: Wiktionary

Quest, n. Etym: [OF. queste, F. quête, fr. L. quaerere, quaesitum, to seek for, to ask. Cf. Query, Question.]

1. 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. Upon an hard adventure yet in quest. Spenser. Cease your quest of love. Shak. There ended was his quest, there ceased his care. Milton.

2. Request; desire; solicitation. Gad not abroad at every quest and call Of an untrained hope or passion. Herbert.

3. Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively. The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out. Shak.

4. Inquest; jury of inquest. What lawful quest have given their verdict Shak.

Quest, v. t. Etym: [Cf. OF. quester, F. quêter. See Quest, n.]

Definition: To search for; to examine. [R.] Sir T. Herbert.

Quest, v. i.

Definition: To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg. [R.] If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat. Macaulay.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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