Quester



[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.
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