Quest - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kwest|  American pronunciation of the word quest
Brit.  |kwɛst|  British pronunciation of the word quest

noun

- a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria(syn: pursuance, pursuit)
- the act of searching for something(syn: seeking)

verb

- make a search (for)
- search the trail of (game)
- bark with prolonged noises, of dogs (syn: bay)
- seek alms, as for religious purposes
- express the need or desire for(syn: bespeak, request)

Examples

They went on a quest for gold.

The team's quest to win a championship finally came to an end.

He refuses to give up his quest to discover the truth.

They were questing for gold.

...I respectfully quest your assistance in this matter....

World leaders are now united in their quest for peace.

For over 100 years, men have been questing for gold in the hills.

Things that die with their eyes open and questing

The animal came questing through the forest

The dog went off and quested

She requested an extra bed in her room

The quest for power is the underlying theme of the film.

...the age-old quest for immortal fame...

They journeyed to the distant Molucca islands in quest of spices.

she wore thongs in her quest for the callipygian ideal

Word forms

noun
singular: quest
plural: quests
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