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Meaning of CONQUEST

Pronunciation:  'kânkwest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  success in mastering something difficult; "the conquest of space"
  2. [n]  the act of conquering
  3. [n]  an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
 

CONQUEST is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: conquering, seduction, subjection, subjugation
 
 See Also: capture, gaining control, Norman Conquest, score, seizure, sexual conquest, success

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"quest\, n. [OF. conquest, conqueste, F.
conqu[^e]te, LL. conquistum, conquista, prop. p. p. from L.
conquirere. See {Conquer}.]
1. The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force;
   the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force,
   whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation;
   victory.

         In joys of conquest he resigns his breath.
                                               --Addison.

         Three years sufficed for the conquest of the
         country.                              --Prescott.

2. That which is conquered; possession gained by force,
   physical or moral.

         Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
                                               --Shak.

3. (Feudal Law) The acquiring of property by other means than
   by inheritance; acquisition. --Blackstone.

4. The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle;
   as, the conquest of liberty or peace.

{The Conquest} (Eng. Hist.), the subjugation of England by
   William of Normandy in 1066.



Syn: Victory; triumph; mastery; reduction; subjugation;
     subjection.

 
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