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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 quest /ˈkwɛst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quest, v. t.  To search for; to examine. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria;
           "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance
           of fame"; "a quest for wealth" [syn: pursuit, pursuance]
      2: the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
         [syn: seeking]
      v 1: make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open
           and questing"; "The animal came questing through the
      2: search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"
      3: bark with prolonged noises, of dogs [syn: bay]
      4: seek alms, as for religious purposes
      5: express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an
         extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
         [syn: request, bespeak, call for]