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 for Quest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quest \Quest\, n. [OF. queste, F. qu[^e]te, fr. L. quaerere,
     quaesitum, to seek for, to ask. Cf. Query, Question.]
     1. The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to
        find or obtain; search; pursuit; as, to rove in quest of
        game, of a lost child, of property, etc.
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              Upon an hard adventure yet in quest.  --Spenser.
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              Cease your quest of love.             --Shak.
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              There ended was his quest, there ceased his care.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Request; desire; solicitation.
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              Gad not abroad at every quest and call
              Of an untrained hope or passion.      --Herbert.
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     3. Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.
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              The senate hath sent about three several quests to
              search you out.                       --Shak.
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     4. Inquest; jury of inquest.
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              What lawful quest have given their verdict ? --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quest \Quest\, v. t. [Cf. OF. quester, F. qu[^e]ter. See
     Quest, n.]
     To search for; to examine. [R.] --Sir T. Herbert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quest \Quest\, v. i.
     To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.
     [R.]
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           If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the
           rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quest
      n 1: a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria;
           "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of
           fame"; "a quest for wealth" [syn: pursuit, pursuance,
           quest]
      2: the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
         [syn: quest, seeking]
      v 1: make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open
           and questing"; "The animal came questing through the
           forest"
      2: search the trail of (game); "The dog went off and quested"
      3: bark with prolonged noises, of dogs [syn: bay, quest]
      4: seek alms, as for religious purposes
      5: express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an
         extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service" [syn:
         request, bespeak, call for, quest]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "quest":
     adventure, angle for, ask for, bay, beat about for, cast about,
     chase, chivy, crusade, delve for, delving, dig for, dog, dogging,
     domiciliary visit, dragnet, emprise, expedition, exploration,
     ferret out, fish for, follow, follow up, follow-up, following,
     forage, frisk, give chase, go after, go gunning for, gun for,
     hollo after, hound, house-search, hue and cry, hunt, hunt for,
     hunt up, hunting, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, investigation,
     look, look for, look up, make after, mission, perquisition,
     pilgrimage, posse, probe, probing, prosecute, prosecution,
     prowl after, pursual, pursuance, pursue, pursuing, pursuit,
     quest after, raise the hunt, ransacking, research, rummage,
     run after, search, search for, search out, search party,
     search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, see to,
     seek, seek for, seek out, seeking, shadowing, stalk, stalking,
     still hunt, still-hunt, take out after, track down, tracking,
     tracking down, trailing, try to find, turning over, ululate,
     wail
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  QUEST
         Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunication Leadership
  (org.), "QuEST"
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Quest
  
     1. A language designed for its simple denotational semantics.
     "The Denotational Semantics of Programming Languages",
     R. Tennent, CACM 19(8):437-453 (Aug 1976).
  
     2. QUantifiers and SubTypes.  Language with a sophisticated
     type system.  Just as types classify values, "kinds" classify
     types and type operators.  Explicit universal and existential
     quantification over types, type operators, and subtypes.
     Subtyping is defined inductively on all type constructions,
     including higher-order functions and abstract types.
     User-definable higher-order type operators.
  
     "Typeful Programming", Luca Cardelli , RR
     45, DEC SRC 1989.
  
     Implemented in Modula-3.
  
     ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Quest/quest12A.tar.Z)">(ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Quest/quest12A.tar.Z).
  
     3.  A multimedia authoring system.  Quest has
     been available for MS-DOS for some time.  Version 3.5 for
     Microsoft Windows was released around March 1995.  It
     features an Authorware-style flowchart system with an
     ANSI-C script language.
  
     (1995-04-02)
  

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