As proper nouns the difference between conquest and pestilence
is that conquest
is the personification of conquest, (also known as pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse while pestilence
is the personification of pestilence, often depicted riding a white horse.
Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
(figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of an obstacle.
That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
- Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
(feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
- Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
(colloquial, figurative) A person with whom one has had sex.
(archaic) To conquer.
Any epidemic disease that is highly contagious, infectious, virulent and devastating.
* 1949 - Bruce Kiskaddon, George R. Stewart,
- The snowshoe-rabbits build up through the years until they reach a climax when they seem to be everywhere; then with dramatic suddenness their pestilence falls upon them.