Quest



[kwest] /kwɛst/

noun
1.
a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something:
a quest for uranium mines; a quest for knowledge.
2.
Medieval Romance. an adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight or knights to secure or achieve something:
the quest of the Holy Grail.
3.
those engaged in such an expedition.
4.
British Dialect. .
5.
Obsolete. a jury of .
verb (used without object)
6.
to search; seek (often followed by for or after):
to quest after hidden treasure.
7.
to go on a quest.
8.
Hunting.

verb (used with object)
9.
to search or seek for; pursue.
/kwɛst/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of looking for or seeking; search: a quest for diamonds
2.
(in medieval romance) an expedition by a knight or company of knights to accomplish some prescribed task, such as finding the Holy Grail
3.
the object of a search; goal or target: my quest is the treasure of the king
4.
(rare) a collection of alms
verb (mainly intransitive)
5.
foll by for or after. to go in search (of)
6.
to go on a quest
7.
(of gun dogs or hounds)

8.
(rare) to collect alms
9.
(also transitive) (archaic) to go in search of (a thing); seek or pursue
n.

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.”
v.

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

1. A language designed for its simple denotational semantics. “The Denotational Semantics of Programming Languages”, R. Tennent, CACM 19(8):437-453 (Aug 1976).
2. QUantifiers and SubTypes. Language with a sophisticated type system. Just as types classify values, “kinds” classify types and type operators. Explicit universal and existential quantification over types, type operators, and subtypes. Subtyping is defined inductively on all type constructions, including higher-order functions and abstract types. User-definable higher-order type operators.
“Typeful Programming”, Luca Cardelli , RR 45, DEC SRC 1989.
Implemented in Modula-3.
(ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Quest/quest12A.tar.Z).
3. A multimedia authoring system. Quest has been available for MS-DOS for some time. Version 3.5 for Microsoft Windows was released around March 1995. It features an Authorware-style flowchart system with an ANSI-C script language.
(1995-04-02)
see under in search of

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