• A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
  • The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.
  • Request; desire; solicitation.
  • A group of people making search or inquiry.
  • Inquest; jury of inquest.


  • To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
  • To search for; to examine.
  • To locate and attach to a host animal.


  • 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.

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