QUEST, n. [L. quaero, quaestus. As the letter r is rarely changed into s, perhaps the L. quaesivi, quaestus, may be from the root of quaeso.]

1. The act of seeking; search; as, to rove in quest of game; to go in quest of a lost child; in quest of property, &c.

2. Inquest; a jury. [Not used.]

3. Searchers, collectively. [Not used.]

4. Inquiry; examination. [Not used.]

5. Request; desire; solicitation.

Gad not abroad at every quest and call of an untrain'd hope or passion.

QUEST, v.i. To go in search. [Not used.]

QUEST, v.t. To search or seek for.