verb (used without object)
- to search for game.
- to bay or give tongue in pursuit of game.
verb (used with object)
- quesada, gonzalo jiménez de,
- quesnay, françois,
- question mark,
- question master,
- question of fact,
- question of law
Origin of quest
Examples from the Web for quester
I mean the higher law that is found at last by the quester after goodness, beauty and truth.The Hive|Will Levington Comfort
Even now, the Quester's adventure is a desperate one—few there be that find It.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
The nation of scholars pictured the quester as a student, not as a knight.
As regards the quester himself, the maiden he thus woos is his reward and the noblest prize earth has to offer him.
verb (mainly intr)
- to search for game
- to bay when in pursuit of game
Word Origin for quest
c.1300, "an inquest;" early 14c., "a search for something" (especially of judicial inquiries or hounds seeking game), from Old French queste "search, quest, chase, hunt, pursuit; inquest, inquiry" (12c., Modern French quête), properly "the act of seeking," and directly from Medieval Latin questa "search, inquiry," alteration of Latin quaesitus (fem. quaesita) "sought-out, select," past participle of quaerere "seek, gain, ask" (see query (n.)). Romance sense of "adventure undertaken by a knight" (especially the search for the Grail) is attested from late 14c. Johnson's dictionary has questmonger "Starter of lawsuits or prosecutions."
mid-14c., "to seek game, hunt," from quest (n.) and from Old French quester "to search, hunt," from queste (n.). Related: Quested; questing.
see under in search of.