Definition of quest verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

quest

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kwest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwest//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they quest
BrE BrE//kwest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwest//
 
he / she / it quests
BrE BrE//kwests//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kwests//
 
past simple quested
BrE BrE//ˈkwestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestɪd//
 
past participle quested
BrE BrE//ˈkwestɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestɪd//
 
-ing form questing
BrE BrE//ˈkwestɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] quest (for something) (formal or literary) to search for something that is difficult to find Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French queste (noun), quester (verb), based on Latin quaerere ‘ask, seek’. See also inquest.
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