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Quest vs. Pursuit

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Questnoun

A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.

Pursuitnoun

The act of pursuing.

‘Unremitting pursuit of wealth doesn't bring happiness, particularly if successful.’;

Questnoun

The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.

‘to rove in quest of game, of a lost child, of property, etc.’;

Pursuitnoun

A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.

Questnoun

(obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.

Pursuitnoun

(cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.

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Questnoun

(obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.

Pursuitnoun

prosecution

Questnoun

(obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.

Pursuitnoun

The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.

‘Weak we are, and can not shun pursuit.’;

Questverb

To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.

Pursuitnoun

A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.

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Questverb

To search for; to examine.

Pursuitnoun

Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.

Questverb

To locate and attach to a host animal.

Pursuitnoun

Prosecution.

‘That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.’;

Questnoun

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.

‘Upon an hard adventure yet in quest.’; ‘Cease your quest of love.’; ‘There ended was his quest, there ceased his care.’;

Pursuitnoun

the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture;

‘the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit’;

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Questnoun

Request; desire; solicitation.

‘Gad not abroad at every quest and callOf an untrained hope or passion.’;

Pursuitnoun

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’;

Questnoun

Those who make search or inquiry, taken collectively.

‘The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out.’;

Pursuitnoun

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly);

‘sailing is her favorite pastime’; ‘his main pastime is gambling’; ‘he counts reading among his interests’; ‘they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits’;

Questnoun

Inquest; jury of inquest.

‘What lawful quest have given their verdict ?’;

Questverb

To search for; to examine.

Questverb

To go on a quest; to make a search; to go in pursuit; to beg.

‘If his questing had been unsuccessful, he appeased the rage of hunger with some scraps of broken meat.’;

Questnoun

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’;

Questnoun

the act of searching for something;

‘a quest for diamonds’;

Questverb

make a search (for);

‘Things that die with their eyes open and questing’; ‘The animal came questing through the forest’;

Questverb

search the trail of (game);

‘The dog went off and quested’;

Questverb

bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

Questverb

seek alms, as for religious purposes

Questverb

express the need or desire for; ask for;

‘She requested an extra bed in her room’; ‘She called for room service’;

Quest

A quest is a journey toward a specific mission or a goal. The word serves as a plot device in mythology and fiction: a difficult journey towards a goal, often symbolic or allegorical.

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