quest


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Upon an hard adventure yet in quest.  --Spenser.
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            Cease your quest of love.             --Shak.
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            There ended was his quest, there ceased his care.
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. Request; desire; solicitation.
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            Gad not abroad at every quest and call
            Of an untrained hope or passion.      --Herbert.
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   3. Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.
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            The senate hath sent about three several quests to
            search you out.                       --Shak.
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   4. Inquest; jury of inquest.
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            What lawful quest have given their verdict ? --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quest \Quest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. quester, F. qu[^e]ter. See
   Quest, n.]
   To search for; to examine. [R.] --Sir T. Herbert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quest \Quest\, v. i.
   To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.
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         If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the
         rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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