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Noun conquest has 3 senses


conquestn. [OF. conquest, conqueste, F. conquête, LL. conquistum, conquista, prop. p. p. from L. conquirere. See Conquer.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "In joys of conquest he resigns his breath."  [1913 Webster]
    "Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.  Blackstone.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.  [1913 Webster]
The Conquest (Eng. Hist.), the subjugation of England by William of Normandy in 1066. The Norman Conquest.
Syn. -- Victory; triumph; mastery; reduction; subjugation; subjection.


conquest, n.
1 the act or an instance of conquering; the state of being conquered.
2 a conquered territory. b something won.
3 a person whose affection or favour has been won.
4 (the Conquest or Norman Conquest) the conquest of England by William of Normandy in 1066.

make a conquest of win the affections of.
ME f. OF conquest(e) f. Rmc (as conquer)



Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, Waterloo, adoption, appropriation, arrogation, ascendancy, assumption, beating, captive, catch, championship, collapse, colonization, conquering, coquette, crash, date, deathblow, debacle, defeat, defeating, destruction, domination, downfall, drubbing, easy victory, enslavement, failure, fall, flirt, grand slam, hiding, honey, indent, knockout, lambasting, landslide, landslide victory, lathering, licking, mastery, moral victory, occupation, overcoming, overthrow, overturn, picnic, preemption, preoccupation, prepossession, pushover, quietus, requisition, rout, routing, ruin, runaway victory, smash, steady, subdual, subduing, subjection, subjugation, success, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, takeover, taking over, thrashing, total victory, trimming, triumph, trouncing, undoing, usurpation, vamp, vampire, vanquishment, victory, walkaway, walkover, whipping, win, winning, winning streak




N success, successfulness, speed, advance, trump card, hit, stroke, score, lucky hit, fortunate hit, good hit, good stroke, direct hit, bull's eye, goal, point, touchdown, home run, homer, hole-in-one, grand slam, killing, windfall bold stroke, master stroke, ten strike, coup de maitre, checkmate, half the battle, prize, profit, continued success, good fortune, time well spent, advantage over, upper hand, whip hand, ascendancy, mastery, expugnation, conquest, victory, subdual, subjugation, triumph, proficiency, conqueror, victor, winner, master of the situation, master of the position, top of the heap, king of the hill, achiever, success, success story, succeeding, successful, prosperous, triumphant, flushed with success, crowned with success, victorious, on top, set up, in the ascendant, unbeaten (beat), well-spent, felicitous, effective, in full swing, successfully, well flying colors, in triumph, swimmingly, a merveille, beyond all hope, to some purpose, to good purpose, to one's heart's content, veni vidi vici, the day being one's own, one's star in the ascendant, omne tulit punctum, bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria, cede repugnanti cedendo victor abibis, chacun est l'artisan de sa fortune, dies faustus, l'art de vaincre est celui de mepriser la mort, omnia vincit amor, love conquers all, peace hath her victories no less renowned than war, the race by vigor not by vaunts is won, vincit qui patitur, vincit qui se vincit, The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.


N subjection, dependence, dependency, subordination, thrall, thralldom, thraldom, enthrallment, subjugation, bondage, serfdom, feudalism, feudality, vassalage, villenage, slavery, enslavement, involuntary servitude, conquest, service, servitude, servitorship, tendence, employ, tutelage, clientship, liability, constraint, oppression, yoke, submission, obedience, subject, dependent, subordinate, feudal, feudatory, in subjection to, under control, in leading strings, in harness, subjected, enslaved, constrained, downtrodden, overborne, overwhelmed, under the lash, on the hip, led by the nose, henpecked, the puppet of, the sport of, the plaything of, under one's orders, under one's command, under one's thumb, a slave to, at the mercy of, in the power of, in the hands of, in the clutches of, at the feet of, at one's beck and call, liable, parasitical, stipendiary, under, slaves - in a land of light and law.

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