A quest is all about seeking something important, and it often involves a journey. You would travel the world in a quest for gold. You would not travel to the front of the lunchroom in a quest for tater tots.

Knights in the Middle Ages were forever taking on quests––most famously to find the Holy Grail. In modern times, you can quest without ever leaving home, thanks to the Internet. A scientist might embark on a quest to find the cure for cancer. A detective might quest for the truth.

Definitions of quest
  1. noun
    the act of searching for something
    “a quest for diamonds”
    synonyms: seeking
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    type of:
    hunt, hunting, search
    the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
  2. noun
    a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    “a quest for wealth”
    synonyms: pursuance, pursuit
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    wild-goose chase
    the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable
    type of:
    the examination of alternative hypotheses
  3. verb
    make a search (for)
    “Things that die with their eyes open and questing
    “The animal came questing through the forest”
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    type of:
    try to get or reach
  4. verb
    search the trail of (game)
    “The dog went off and quested
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    type of:
    chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail
    go after with the intent to catch
  5. verb
    seek alms, as for religious purposes
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    type of:
    beg, solicit, tap
    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
  6. verb
    express the need or desire for; ask for
    synonyms: bespeak, call for, request
    call for, invite
    request the participation or presence of
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    make a request for something
    make a request or demand for something to somebody
    request an encore, from a performer
    write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
    request urgently and forcefully
    appeal, invoke
    request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
    ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
    ask (for something)
    beg, solicit, tap
    make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
    obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
    ask for identification
    beg off, excuse
    ask for permission to be released from an engagement
    ask to be informed of
    ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
    call for, invite
    request the participation or presence of
    ask in, invite
    ask to enter
    express a desire for
    ask to obtain free
    arrogate, claim, lay claim
    demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    ask over, ask round, invite
    invite someone to one's house
    call a meeting; invite or command to meet
    ask out, invite out, take out
    make a date
    book, hold, reserve
    arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
    wish or demand the presence of
    make a new request to be supplied with
    to arrange for
    ask (a person) to do something
    make a solicitation or petition for something desired
    order or request or give a command for
    ask, expect, require
    consider obligatory; request and expect
    make a humble, earnest petition
    appeal or request earnestly
    clamor, clamour
    make loud demands
    call on, turn
    have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
    book up
    book all available places or tickets
    persistently ask for overdue payment
    order politely; express a wish for
    demand, exact
    claim as due or just
    set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim
    require or ask for as a price or condition
    lay legal claim to
    put in, submit
    make an application as for a job or funding
    call in
    summon to enter
    cadge, schnorr, scrounge, shnorr
    obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
    beg by accosting people in the street and asking for money
    put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
    demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
    arrogate, assign
    make undue claims to having
    hold open, keep, keep open, save
    retain rights to
    canvas, canvass
    solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
    buttonhole, lobby
    detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
    place an order for
    type of:
    communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
    transmit information
  7. verb
    bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
    synonyms: bay
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    make barking sounds
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