Pronunciation: (kwest),[key] —n. 1. a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something: a quest for uranium mines; a quest for knowledge. 2. Medieval Romance.an adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight or knights to secure or achieve something: the quest of the Holy Grail. 3. those engaged in such an expedition.
4. Brit. Dial.inquest.
5. Obs.a jury of inquest.
—v.i. 1. to search; seek (often fol. by for or after): to quest after hidden treasure. 2. to go on a quest.
3. Hunting.(of a dog)
a. to search for game.
b. to bay or give tongue in pursuit of game.