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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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A long time since the hearties and the aesthetes, imperious questors and saint-faced degenerates, old boys of Yeats's 'tragic' (pathetic) generation in cricketing blazers and inept bow-ties who ate the altar rails, pawned pride for drinks, who died of thirst aupres de la fontaine or tumbled from high stools in the Rose & Crown.
Mr Maurel is theatre director at The Questors Theatre - the largest community theatre in Europe.