See also: Conquest



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Old French conqueste (Modern French conquête).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɒŋkwɛst/, /ˈkɒŋkwəst/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɑnkwɛst/, /ˈkɑnkwəst/, /ˈkɑŋ-/
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conquest ‎(plural conquests)

  1. Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
  2. (figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of overcoming an obstacle.
    • Prescott
      Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
    • 2002, Merle Goldman, Leo Ou-fan Lee, An intellectual history of modern China, ISBN 0521797101, page 21:
      Therefore, this dream of the human conquest of selfishness appeared devoid of any strong sense of the necessity of internal struggle to overcome it
  3. That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
    • Shakespeare
      Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
  4. (feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)
  5. (colloquial, figuratively) A person with whom one has had sex.
  6. (video games) A competitive mode found in first-person shooter games in which competing teams (usually two) attempt to take over pre-determined spawnpoints labeled by flags.



conquest ‎(third-person singular simple present conquests, present participle conquesting, simple past and past participle conquested)

  1. (archaic) To conquer.
  2. (marketing) To compete with an established competitor by placing advertisements for one's own products adjacent to editorial content relating to the competitor or by using terms and keywords for one's own products that are currently associated with the competitor.