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QUEST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quest mean? 

QUEST (noun)
  The noun QUEST has 2 senses:

1. a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
2. the act of searching for something

  Familiarity information: QUEST used as a noun is rare.


QUEST (verb)
  The verb QUEST has 5 senses:

1. make a search (for)
2. search the trail of (game)
3. bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
4. seek alms, as for religious purposes
5. express the need or desire for; ask for

  Familiarity information: QUEST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUEST (noun)


Sense 1quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

pursuance; quest; pursuit

Context examples:

the pursuit of love / life is more than the pursuance of fame / a quest for wealth

Hypernyms ("quest" is a kind of...):

search (the examination of alternative hypotheses)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quest"):

wild-goose chase (the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable)


Sense 2quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of searching for something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

seeking; quest

Context example:

a quest for diamonds

Hypernyms ("quest" is a kind of...):

hunt; hunting; search (the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone)


QUEST (verb)


Sense 1quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a search (for)

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context examples:

Things that die with their eyes open and questing / The animal came questing through the forest

Hypernyms (to "quest" is one way to...):

seek (try to get or reach)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Search the trail of (game)

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The dog went off and quested

Hypernyms (to "quest" is one way to...):

chase; chase after; dog; give chase; go after; tag; tail; track; trail (go after with the intent to catch)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bay; quest

Hypernyms (to "quest" is one way to...):

bark (make barking sounds)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seek alms, as for religious purposes

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "quest" is one way to...):

beg; solicit; tap (make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 5quest [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express the need or desire for; ask for

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

call for; request; bespeak; quest

Context examples:

She requested an extra bed in her room / She called for room service

Hypernyms (to "quest" is one way to...):

communicate; pass; pass along; pass on; put across (transmit information)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "quest"):

demand (ask to be informed of)

claim (ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example)

call for; invite (request the participation or presence of)

ask in; invite (ask to enter)

desire (express a desire for)

beg (ask to obtain free)

arrogate; claim; lay claim (demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to)

ask over; ask round; invite (invite someone to one's house)

call (call a meeting; invite or command to meet)

ask out; invite out; take out (make a date)

beg off; excuse (ask for permission to be released from an engagement)

challenge (ask for identification)

order (make a request for something)

ask (make a request or demand for something to somebody)

encore (request an encore, from a performer)

petition (write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing)

demand (request urgently and forcefully)

appeal; invoke (request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection)

supplicate (ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer)

apply (ask (for something))

beg; solicit; tap (make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently)

reserve (obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance)

book; hold; reserve (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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