Quest vs Conquest - What's the difference?

quest | conquest |

As an abbreviation quest

is quantized electronic structure.

As a proper noun conquest is

the personification of conquest, (also known as pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.



(wikipedia quest)


(en noun)
  • A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Cease your quest of love.
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  • The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.
  • (obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.
  • * Herbert
  • Gad not abroad at every quest and call / Of an untrained hope or passion.
  • (obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out.
  • (obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • What lawful quest have given their verdict?

    Derived terms

    * sidequest


    (en verb)
  • To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
  • To search for; to examine.
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    (en noun)
  • Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
  • (figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of an obstacle.
  • * Prescott
  • Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
  • *
  • That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
  • (feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
  • (Blackstone)
  • (colloquial, figurative) A person with whom one has had sex.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To conquer.
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