quest

quest

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English Online Dictionary. What means quest‎? What does quest mean?

From Middle English quest, queste; partly from Anglo-Norman queste, Old French queste (acquisition, search, hunt), and partly from their source, Latin quaesta (tribute, tax, inquiry, search), noun use of quaesita, the feminine past participle of quaerere (to ask, seek).

  • IPA(key): /kwɛst/, enPR: kwĕst
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

quest (plural quests)

  1. A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
    1. (video games) A task that a player may complete in order to gain a reward.
  2. The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.
  3. (obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.
  4. (obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.
  5. (obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.
  • Macedonian: квест (kvest)
  • Russian: квест (kvest)
  • Ukrainian: квест (kvest)

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

  1. (intransitive) To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
  2. (transitive) To search for something; to seek.
  3. (entomology, of a tick) To locate and attach to a host animal.

Blend of quiz +‎ test, to avoid using the word test.

quest (plural quests)

  1. (education) A short test.
  • usteq
  • chest (formal variant)
  • cuest (orthographic alternative)
  • IPA(key): /ˈkʷes(t)/
    • IPA(key): [ˈkʷɛs(t)], [ˈkʷes(t)]

quest m (feminine singular questa, masculine plural quest or quescc, feminine plural quest or queste or questi)

  1. Traditional form of cuest (this)

quest m (feminine singular questa, masculine plural quest or quescc, feminine plural quest or queste or questi)

  1. Traditional form of cuest (this)
  • queste, qwest, qwhest

Partly from Anglo-Norman queste, Old French queste, and partly from their source, Latin quaesta.

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɛst(ə)/

quest (plural questes)

  1. (Late Middle English) A legal inquest or investigation; a session of court.
  2. (Late Middle English) A group or body of jurors
  3. (rare) A body of judges or other individuals commissioned to make a decision or verdict
  4. (rare) The decision or verdict reached by such a body of judges.
  5. (rare) A quest, mission, or search.
    1. (rare) The finding of prey by hunting dogs during a hunt.
    2. (rare, Late Middle English) The howling upon finding prey by hunting dogs during a hunt.
  6. (rare, Late Middle English) A petition or asking.
  • conquest
  • enquest
  • questen
  • questioun
  • questor
  • request
  • English: quest
  • Scots: quest
  • “quest(e, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-2.

From Vulgar Latin *eccu istu, from Latin eccum istum. Compare Italian questo.

quest (feminine singular questa)

  1. this one, this
    Quest l'è un mond zneno, e nost mond.
    This is a small world, our world.
    Questa l'è una cittadina bela.
    This is a beautiful city.

From Vulgar Latin *eccum iste, from Latin eccum + iste. Compare Italian questo.

quest

  1. this

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