Quest

Definition of Quest

n.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.
v. t.1.To search for; to examine.
v. i.1.To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.
If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
- Macaulay.

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