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Meaning of QUEST

Pronunciation:  kwest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [v]  express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
  4. [v]  seek alms, as for religious purposes
  5. [v]  bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
  6. [v]  search the trail of, as of game; "The dog went of and quested"
  7. [v]  make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest"

QUEST is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: bay, bespeak, call for, pursuance, pursuit, request, seeking
 See Also: appeal, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, bark, beg, beg off, book, call, challenge, chase, chase after, claim, communicate, demand, desire, dog, encore, excuse, go after, hold, hunt, hunting, invite out, invoke, lay claim, order, pass, pass on, petition, put across, reserve, search, search, seek, solicit, supplicate, tag, tail, take out, tap, track, trail, wild-goose chase



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quest\, n. [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.
    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.
  2. \Quest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. quester, F. qu[^e]ter. See
    {Quest}, n.]
    To search for; to examine. [R.] --Sir T. Herbert.
  3. \Quest\, v. i.
    To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.
          If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the
          rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
Computing Dictionary

1. A language designed for its simple denotational semantics. "The Denotational Semantics of Programming Languages", R. Tennent, CACM 19(8):437-453 (Aug 1976).

2. QUantifiers and SubTypes. Language with a sophisticated type system. Just as types classify values, "kinds" classify types and type operators. Explicit universal and existential quantification over types, type operators, and subtypes. Subtyping is defined inductively on all type constructions, including higher-order functions and abstract types. User-definable higher-order type operators.

"Typeful Programming", Luca Cardelli <[email protected]>, RR 45, DEC SRC 1989.

Implemented in Modula-3.

3. A multimedia authoring system. Quest has been available for ms-dos for some time. Version 3.5 for microsoft windows was released around March 1995. It features an authorware-style flowchart system with an ansi-c script language.