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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The spiritual quest is to discover order in our consciousness.
▪ We should encourage the president in his spiritual quest.
▪ The mental powers, which made that spiritual quest possible, were the fount of human uniqueness - not a cosmic position.
▪ Harcourt-Reilly takes her out of her conventional life, and leads her towards a spiritual quest and eventual martyrdom.
▪ Rose, too, in her quest for a dress became money-conscious.
▪ Literally just as filming began the quest ended with Vivien Leigh.
▪ Thoreau begins his quest with a retreat from society.
▪ But before we begin on our quest, we need something to call them in the interim.
▪ It turned out that they had barely begun their quest before disaster struck.
▪ Wigg, in that conversation with me, was seeking my approval to continue his parliamentary quest for information.
▪ This is our continuing quest, and in this book we describe what we have learned.
▪ Hopefully, the rich blend of intellects and backgrounds and divergent objectives will continue the quest.
▪ Sometimes they embarked on quests and did not return.
▪ She talked of quests, of finding this absurd religious character, but he was unsure of her conviction.
▪ My life is one long quest to find the perfect partner but I always look in the wrong places.
▪ a spiritual quest
▪ At their roots, both quests originated out of human inquisitiveness.
▪ Both are on a quest that could change the way politics is done.
▪ From the same lands came the quest for the Grail that revivified the spirituality of the twelfth century.
▪ However I was wrong: the quest for fusion is perhaps an example of these problems.
▪ She loves her life and is immersed in the quest for knowledge for knowledge's sake.
▪ The content it attaches to physical reality makes the natural world autonomous; its quest is to determine what is.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Quest \Quest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. quester, F. qu[^e]ter. See Quest, n.] To search for; to examine. [R.]
--Sir T. Herbert.


Quest \Quest\, v. i. 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.


Quest \Quest\, n. [OF. queste, F. qu[^e]te, 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.

    Cease your quest of love.

    There ended was his quest, there ceased his care.

  2. Request; desire; solicitation.

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

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

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

  4. Inquest; jury of inquest.

    What lawful quest have given their verdict ?

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "an inquest;" early 14c., "a search for something" (especially of judicial inquiries or hounds seeking game), from Old French queste "search, quest, chase, hunt, pursuit; inquest, inquiry" (12c., Modern French quête), properly "the act of seeking," and directly from Medieval Latin questa "search, inquiry," alteration of Latin quaesitus (fem. quaesita) "sought-out, select," past participle of quaerere "seek, gain, ask" (see query (n.)). Romance sense of "adventure undertaken by a knight" (especially the search for the Grail) is attested from late 14c. Johnson's dictionary has questmonger "Starter of lawsuits or prosecutions."


mid-14c., "to seek game, hunt," from quest (n.) and from Old French quester "to search, hunt," from queste (n.). Related: Quested; questing.


n. A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission. vb. 1 To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job. 2 To search for; to examine.

  1. n. 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" [syn: pursuit, pursuance]

  2. the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds" [syn: seeking]

  3. v. make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest"

  4. search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"

  5. bark with prolonged noises, of dogs [syn: bay]

  6. seek alms, as for religious purposes

  7. express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service" [syn: request, bespeak, call for]

Quest (disambiguation)

A quest is a journey toward a goal, frequently used as a plot device in fictional works.

Quest or The Quest may also refer to:

Quest (TV channel)

Quest is a television channel in the United Kingdom. Quest provides factual, lifestyle, entertainment programmes and other imported material. The channel is operated by Discovery Networks Northern Europe.

Quest (journal)

Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy is an academic journal publishing philosophical discussions on problems that arise out of the radical transformations Africa and Africans are undergoing. Quest includes materials on both current subjects related to Africa, and subjects of general philosophical interest, serving an international public of professional philosophers and intellectuals in other disciplines with philosophical interest. Quest publishes original articles written in either English or French, each with a summary in the other language.

Quest (band)

Quest is an American jazz band, which includes saxophonist Dave Liebman, pianist Richie Beirach, bassist Ron McClure, and drummer Billy Hart. (The original band line-up included bassists George Mraz and drummer Al Foster. They were featured on the group's first album only; all subsequent recordings feature the Liebman/Beirach/McClure/Hart line-up.)

Quest (video gaming)

A quest in role-playing video games—including massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and their predecessors, MUDs—is a task that a player-controlled character, " party" or group of characters may complete in order to gain a reward. Rewards may include an increase in the character's experience in order to learn new skills and abilities, loot or treasure, in-game currency such as gold coins, access to new locations or areas, or any combination of the above.

Quests are typically grouped in to one of four categories: kill quests, gather quests, delivery quests and escort quests. However, quests can include more than one mission, such as gathering something and transporting it somewhere. Quests can be linked together to form quest series or chains. In this manner, quests are used to provide the player with further background to the setting their characters are in. This mechanism is also used to advance any story or plot the game might have.

Many types of quests are referred to as "sidequests". These are specifically tasks which deviate from the main plot, and are often not required to complete the game. Examples include minigames and running errands.

Quest (cigarette)

Quest is a cigarette brand manufactured by Vector Tobacco, based in Mebane, North Carolina. It is manufactured using genetically altered tobacco plants.

The product is available in three versions. Quest 1, Quest 2, and Quest 3.

Each version of the product contained a different amount of nicotine.

Quest 1 is reported to have of .6 mg of nicotine. Quest 2 is reported to have of .3 mg of nicotine. Quest 3 is reported to have only trace amounts of nicotine (.05 mg).

Importantly, the manufacturer stresses that Quest cigarettes contained all of the unhealthy carcinogens and had the same side effects of a regular cigarette with the single exception of reduced nicotine levels.

Quest (1996 film)

Quest is a 1996 German animated short film directed by Tyron Montgomery, written (story) and produced by Thomas Stellmach at the University of Kassel - Art College. After four years of production it won several awards including the Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film.

Supported by the and the Cultural Film Fund of the State of Hessian the puppet animation film was shot frame by frame with an ARRI II BV and a self constructed single frame motor. The character was made of brass skeleton, latex foam and sand. Together with the flying paper, the falling stones and the rotating machines the puppet was manipulated and photographed 19.000 times and reviewed only by video control. No digital compositing software was used.

Quest is distributed by Thomas Stellmach. It is part of the Animation Show of Shows as well.

Quest (2006 film)

Quest (Marathi title: Thang) is a 2006 bilingual English and Marathi Indian drama film directed by Amol Palekar, starring Mukta Barve, Rishi Deshpande, Mrinal Kulkarni in lead roles. The film is last part of the trilogy on sexuality, which includes Daayraa (The Square Circle, 1996) and Anahat (Eternity, 2001). It is an urban story of a woman who discovers that her husband is homosexual. It was premiered at the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) on 5 August 2006 .

This is first English language film made by Palekar. Both the version in Marathi and English were shot simultaneously, and the shooting was completed in 25 days.

At the 54th National Film Awards, it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English.

Quest (esoteric magazine)

Quest is an esoteric quarterly magazine containing material on magic, witchcraft, and practical occultism, along with personal experiences and reviews. It has been edited since its inception in 1970 by the author Marian Green, who also organises an associated annual Quest Conference.

Its 169th issue was published in March 2012 and included articles by herbalist author Val Thomas, editor of The Cauldron Mike Howard, and Diana Demdike, an early collaborator of Green.

Quest (singer)

Jose Villanueva III (born 1982 in Las Piñas, Philippines), better known as Quest, is a Filipino singer and songwriter, known for his song "Sige Lang" in 2012 which is the theme song for the basketball team Gilas Pilipinas. Quest is a hip-hop and R&B singer wherein he won 'Best Urban Music Video for 2010' at the MYX Awards Philippines for his first single "Back to Love".

Quest (Indian journal)

Quest is a quarterly and bimonthly Indian journal published between 1955 and 1975 and featuring 20 years of independent India’s publishing history.

Quest (Dutch magazine)

Quest is an award-winning monthly popular science magazine published in Diemen, Netherlands.

QUEST (Cluster of Excellence)

The Cluster of Excellence QUEST - Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research has been funded since November 2007 in the framework of the German Universities Excellence Initiative of the federal and state governments of Germany. The key research areas of the cluster are the quantum engineering and the space-time research. The Cluster of Excellence is with scientists from the fields of quantum optics, laser physics, solid state physics, gravitational physics, theoretical physics and geodesy interdisciplinary orientated. Involved are institutes of Leibniz Universität Hannover and several partner institutions. Speaker of the Excellence Cluster is Wolfgang Ertmer, Deputy Spokesman is Karsten Danzmann.

Quest (British magazine)

Quest was a collectable magazine published by Marshall Cavendish as part of their 'Partworks' educational range from the late 1980s and early 1990s, covering a range of science and technology related topics, such as construction, cities, transport and drugs. The magazine was available in fortnightly, hole-punched editions which would often come with a collectable element, such as playing cards for a 'trivial pursuit-like game' or cardboard models. There were 60 magazines - enough to fill three official binders which came with special editions of the magazine.

The articles in each part were categorized under six topics: The living world, planet earth, futures, energy and resources, new technology, and space frontiers.

Usage examples of "quest".

Little wonder he describes himself as humming happily as the machine all summer, eager for the first trial print-out in the fall: I myself was as involved by this time in his quest as if it had been my own, and searched vainly, heart-in-mouth, among his technical appendices and catalogues to see whether they might include the Pattern for Heroes, which surely Polyeidus must have plagiarized from him -- unless, as seemed ever less implausible, Computer itself was some future version of my seer.

Eyes, bright and questing as those of an eagle, looked around him, and found what they sought, I felt Bellan stiffen, hard as rock.

This level of practice became a holy quest entailing a search for knowledge, not by impersonal, objective research but by individual, experiential revelation.

Questing, who did not care for sitting on the ground, took a camp-stool to the far end of the lake, placed it behind some manuka scrub near the diving board, and, fortified by a cigar, sat there until he spied Barbara leaving the house.

Here and there, as a mastodont stirred, snow fell away, revealing a swatch of red-black hair, a questing trunk or a peering eye.

The merman must be left undisturbed in his mental quest for the runners.

This work of Master Leonardo held the clues that would allow them to end the millenary quest for the true religion.

The alert had certainly come from the inquiry intrusted to the nurse-agent at Rougemont, that visit which she had made to the hamlet of Saint-Pierre in quest of information respecting the lad who was supposed to be in apprenticeship with Montoir the wheelwright.

Further, I was pressed and, desiring to reach a certain outspan before night fell, could only give about an hour to the quest and when it failed was obliged to get on.

This quixotic quest isolated Einstein from the mainstream of physics, which, understandably, was far more excited about delving into the newly emerging framework of quantum mechanics.

Paul studied the open desert, questing in his prescient memory, probing the mysterious allusions to thumpers and maker hooks in the Fremkit manual that had come with their escape pack.

If I quested out, I could sense Nighteyes prowling about, ever alert for the unwary mouse.

Mohaine Desert when he had finally understood that his thoughtless, questionless quest would ultimately succeed?

Carter now began to feel that his plans were indeed maturing well, and that he would be able to command the help of these fearsome allies not only in quitting this part of dreamland, but in pursuing his ultimate quest for the gods atop unknown Kadath, and the marvellous sunset city they so strangely withheld from his slumbers.

He had made reconnoissance of the gulf behind Newfoundland and returned for fresh means of farther quest toward Cathay.