questing

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quest \Quest\, verb (used with an object) [Cf. OF. quester, F. qu[^e]ter. See {Quest}, noun] To search for; to examine. [R.] --Sir T. Herbert.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quest \Quest\, verb (used without an object) 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quest \Quest\, noun [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.

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

quest

noun

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}, {quest}]

2: the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds" [syn: {quest}, {seeking}]

verb

1: make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest"

2: search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"

3: bark with prolonged noises, of dogs [syn: {bay}, {quest}]

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}, {quest}]


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