conquest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conquest success in mastering something difficult "the conquest of space"
    • n conquest the act of conquering
    • n conquest an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tripolini pasta was named for the Italian conquest of Tripoli in Libya
    • Conquest That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral. "Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?"
    • Conquest (Feudal Law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
    • Conquest The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.
    • Conquest The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory. "In joys of conquest he resigns his breath.""Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some horticulturists suspect that the banana was the earth's first fruit. Banana plants have been in cultivation since the time of recorded history. One of the first records of bananas dates back to Alexander the Great's conquest of India where he first discovered bananas in 327 B.C.
    • n conquest The act of conquering; the act of overcoming or vanquishing opposition by force of any kind, but especially by force of arms; victory.
    • n conquest The act of acquiring or gaining control of by force; acquisition by military or other conflict; subjugation by any means; as, the conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great; the conquest of a nation's liberties, or of one's passions.
    • n conquest Specifically— The act of gaining or captivating the affections or favor of another or others.
    • n conquest That which is conquered; a possession gained by force, physical or moral.
    • n conquest In feudal law, acquest; acquisition; the acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance, or the acquisition of property by a number in community or by one for all the others.
    • n conquest In Scots law, heritable property acquired in any other way than by heritage, as by purchase, donation, etc.; or, with reference to a marriage contract, heritable property subsequently acquired.
    • conquest To conquer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation, are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.
    • Conquest the act of conquering: that which is conquered or acquired by physical or moral force: the act of gaining the affections of another
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Quotations

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.”
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    “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.”
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen%20Rowland
    “Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.”
  • Joseph P. Thompson
    Joseph P. Thompson
    “Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.”
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    “There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.”
  • Jean Genet
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    “The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. conquest, conqueste, F. conquête, LL. conquistum, conquista, prop. p. p. from L. conquirere,. See Conquer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conquerre—L. conquirĕre,—con, inten., quærĕre, to seek.

Usage

In literature:

In August, 1820, he had gathered a patriot force of 4,500 men at Valparaiso, and was ready to embark for the conquest by sea.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
The occupation of the young Roman Republic was not trade, but conquest.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
All military conquest involves the ancient practices of serfdom.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
A border, emblematic of conquest and navigation, runs along the casing between them.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Roger de Montgomery is credited with founding Wenlock Abbey at the time of the Norman Conquest.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The conquest of Edinburgh was but the prelude to greater glories.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
They are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.
"Evangelists of Art" by James Patrick
The early history of the islands and their early spiritual conquests are told.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
The conquest of Greece by Rome was followed by the conquest of Rome by Greece.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
THE CONQUEST OF LYDIA.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Caesar's conquest was to all intents and purposes no conquest at all.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
Even Napoleon's wars of conquest were really wars for the establishment of democracy.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
THE CONQUEST OF MALACCA AND RELIEF OF GOA .
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
The conquest of Ticonderoga, (if it may be called a conquest) has, like all your other victories, led on to ruin.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Neither conquest nor purchase, said Zeno, can make one man the property of another.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
As for Kumaso, my help and the glory of your conquest will cause it to yield.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
To Babar, as the developer of the idea of the invasion and conquest of India, I have devoted the first part.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
The conquest of Mexico by Cortez in 1521 changed the entire life of the people.
"Children's Stories in American Literature, 1660-1860" by Henrietta Christian Wright
The name penetrated to Europe in the 13th century with the fame of the conquests of Jenghiz Khan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Every conquest brought slaves into the market, for whom ready purchasers were found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
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In poetry:

Now make thy glory known,
Gird on thy dreadful sword,
And ride in majesty to spread
The conquests of thy word.
"Psalm 45" by Isaac Watts
Treasures of everlasting might
In our Jehovah dwell;
He gives the conquest to the weak
And treads their foes to hell.
"Hymn 32" by Isaac Watts
Yet lift, brave chief, thy dying eyes;
Hark! loud huzzas around thee rise;
Aloft the flag of conquest flies!
The day is won!
"Dirge OF Nelson" by William Lisle Bowles
The great example they demand
Who still to conquest led the way,
Wishing him present to command,
As they stand ready to obey.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
Then louder rung Sir Hornbook's horn,
In signals long and shrill:
His merrymen all, for conquest born,
Went marching up the hill.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
The praise bestowed was just and wise;
He sprang impetuous forth,
Secure of conquest, where the prize
Attends the superior worth.
"On The Promotion Of Edward Thurlow, Esq. To The Lord High Chancellorship Of England" by William Cowper

In news:

The Social Conquest of Earth.
Whaler's unsinkable legend and reputation for versatility, comfort, and durability live large in the 285 Conquest .
When I ran the 285 Conquest , my aim was to weigh this new express model's merits against Whaler's marketing.
Robert Griffin III's historic Roman conquest .
Kilian's latest conquest : Western States.
A Theory on Conquest .
The iPad Army's Latest Conquest : Teamcenter.
'Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest ' review.
'Jersey Shore' star gets serious, dishes on her latest conquest .
Conquest man uses 'flesh-eating' beetles for his European skull mounts of deer and other animals.
Peter Chen/The Post-Standard Steve Stahl, of Conquest , displays a European skull mount from a nine-point buck he shot two years ago.
SBS Recalling Redline Conquest Bikes.
WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN)—The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with distributor Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 330 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bikes from 2010.
' Conquest of the Useless,' by Werner Herzog.
For Barcelona, It's Control, Concentration and Conquest .
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In science:

This may correspond to the influence of a colonial power; indeed in France today most people speak French as a result of the Roman conquest of more than two millennia ago, and in Brazil many of the native languages have become extinct in the last five centuries since the Portuguese arrived there.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
Anglo-Saxon) and French words, due to the conquest of England by the Normans in 1066.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
Indeed, in the few years during which his activity has been carried out, until now, he has been able to outclass the attention of scholars from all over the world, who recognized, in his works, the stamp of one of the greatest mind of our times and the promise of further conquests.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
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