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QUEST, n. [L. quaero, quaestus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the L. quaesivi, quaestus, may be from the root of quaeso.]

1. The act of seeking; search; as, to rove in quest of game; to go in quest of a lost child; in quest of property, &c.

2. Inquest; a jury. [Not used.]

3. Searchers, collectively. [Not used.]

4. Inquiry; examination. [Not used.]

5. Request; desire; solicitation.

Gad not abroad at every quest and call of an untrain'd hope or passion.

QUEST, v.i. To go in search. [Not used.]

QUEST, v.t. To search or seek for.




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QUEST, n. [L. quaero, quaestus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the L. quaesivi, quaestus, may be from the root of quaeso.]

1. The act of seeking; search; as, to rove in quest of game; to go in quest of a lost child; in quest of property, &c.

2. Inquest; a jury. [Not used.]

3. Searchers, collectively. [Not used.]

4. Inquiry; examination. [Not used.]

5. Request; desire; solicitation.

Gad not abroad at every quest and call of an untrain'd hope or passion.

QUEST, v.i. To go in search. [Not used.]

QUEST, v.t. To search or seek for.


QUEST, n. [Fr. quête, for queste; L. quæro, quæstus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the L. quæsivi, quæstus, may be from the root of quæso, W. ceisiaw, to seek, to endeavor, cais, effort. See Class Gs, No. 35.]

  1. The act of seeking; search; as, to rove in quest of game; to go in quest of a lost child; in quest of property, &c. – Milton. Addison.
  2. Inquest; a jury. [Not used.] – Shak.
  3. Searchers, collectively. [Not used.] – Shak.
  4. Inquiry; examination. [Not used.] – Shak.
  5. Request; desire; solicitation. Gad not abroad, at every quest and call Of an untrain'd hope or passion. – Herbert.

QUEST, v.i.

To go in search. [Not used.]


QUEST, v.t.

To search or seek for. – Herbert.


Quest
  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. To search for; to examine.

    [R.] Sir T. Herbert.
  3. 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.

  4. Request; desire; solicitation.

    Gad not abroad at every quest and call
    Of an untrained hope or passion.
    Herbert.

  5. Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.

    The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out. Shak.

  6. Inquest; jury of inquest.

    What lawful quest have given their verdict ? Shak.

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Quest

QUEST, noun [Latin quaero, quaestus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the Latin quaesivi, quaestus, may be from the root of quaeso.]

1. The act of seeking; search; as, to rove in quest of game; to go in quest of a lost child; in quest of property, etc.

2. Inquest; a jury. [Not used.]

3. Searchers, collectively. [Not used.]

4. Inquiry; examination. [Not used.]

5. Request; desire; solicitation.

Gad not abroad at every quest and call of an untrain'd hope or passion.

QUEST, verb intransitive To go in search. [Not used.]

QUEST, verb transitive To search or seek for.

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