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quest

(in medieval romance) an expedition by a knight or company of knights to accomplish some prescribed task, such as finding the Holy Grail

What does it mean when you dream about a quest?

A quest indicates an attempt to achieve some kind of goal. The dreamer may have reached a stage in life where the status quo is no longer acceptable and some adventure is beckoning.

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Quest

Ahab, Captain
pursues Moby Dick, the great white whale, even to the point of losing his own life. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick]
Argo
Jason’s galley, on which the Argonauts sailed in search of the Golden Fleece. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 47]
Dorothy
young girl, lost in dream world, follows the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard of Oz. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
El Dorado
mythical land of gold treasures, object of Spanish expeditions. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 159]
Golden Fleece
pelt of winged ram sought by Jason and Argonauts. [Rom. Legend: Zimmerman, 113]
grail
its pursuit is central theme of some Arthurian romances. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Hippolyta,
girdle of secured after fight with Amazon queen; Hercules’ ninth Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
Knights of the Round Table
set out to find the Holy Grail. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Pequod
ship in which Captain Ahab pursued the great white whale. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick]
Ponce de León, Juan
(c. 1460–1521) Spanish explorer; sought the fountain of youth. [Span. Hist.: NCE, 2188]
Santiago
old fisherman in search of marlin. [Am. Lit.: The Old Man and the Sea]
Siege Perilous
a seat at King Arthur’s Round Table for the knight destined to find the Holy Grail; it was fatal to any other occupant. [Br. Lit.: Morte d’Arthur; Benét, 929]
Sohrab
young warrior looks everywhere for the father he has never known. [Br. Poetry: Arnold “Sohrab and Rustum”]
Telemachus
relentlessly searches for father, Odysseus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]

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).

Quest

(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 <luca@src.dec.com>, RR 45, DEC SRC 1989.

Implemented in Modula-3.

ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/DEC/Quest/quest12A.tar.Z.

Quest

(tool, text)
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.
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On exiting the Inipi, the quester is reborn pure, empty and ready to be filled.
Third, collectively, empathy (+EM), femininity/masculinity (+F/M), and good impression (-GI), aptly equip questers with social talents for encounters with individuals who may negatively react to their approach to religion.
Given these views about miracles, late Second Temple Judaism, and the development of that early Catholicism (seen even in the later texts of the New Testament) so repugnant to liberal Protestant noses, almost naturally the "scientific historical liberal Jesus research understands Jesus as the exceptional individual, charismatic genius, and great hero" (23): hence, a trajectory begun in the first quest and continued in the second and third quests--and a reflection of the ideology of the "great man" even if not of the image of the questers.
The first is centered on questers who, like Dante's narrator, exchange their masculine traits for the feminine features of connectedness and consensus, and are consequently promoted to protectors and spokesmen of their feminized paradises.
Adopting the voice of the modern quester, he goes on to say: 'I am conscious of myself as unique--my goal is for me only--and as confronting an unknown future--I cannot be certain in advance whether I shall succeed or fail in achieving my goal.
Feminist theorists and critics remind us that questers require models that balance attachment with autonomy, and value relationships and bonding.
Questers are lovers of antiques, collectibles, and history who encourage an appreciation for antiques, and the preservation and restoration of historical landmarks.
95) and principal of Questers, a career consulting group, says every time you hear your inner voice criticize you or stir up doubt, stop and think of something positive to say to yourself, aloud.
Even for New Questers such as Gerhard Ebeling and Willi Marxsen, the relationship to Jesus is always one of faith, beginning in his historical life and ministry.
Bedwell has acquired vast knowledge of the preservation of antiques, china and other collectibles, and woven them with her love of the tea tradition through her 28 years with the Questers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historic landmarks.
Decorated by The Questers of Downers Grove, the house will feature trees and trimmings that reflect the 1890s Victorian era.
Hardcore questers Pete, aged 48, and his 74-year-old dad Joe Hill, have trekked thousands of miles in their spare time along with fellow Black Country beer "tairsters" John Drew, 41, and Karl Bradley, 40.