Definition of Pursuit

1. Noun. The act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture. "The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

Exact synonyms: Chase, Following, Pursual
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Tracking, Trailing, Shadowing, Tailing, Stalk, Stalking
Derivative terms: Chase, Chase, Follow, Follow, Pursue



2. Noun. A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria. "A quest for wealth"
Exact synonyms: Pursuance, Quest
Specialized synonyms: Wild-goose Chase
Generic synonyms: Search
Derivative terms: Pursue, Pursue

3. Noun. An auxiliary activity.
Exact synonyms: Avocation, By-line, Hobby, Sideline, Spare-time Activity
Generic synonyms: Interest, Pastime
Specialized synonyms: Spelaeology, Speleology
Derivative terms: Avocational, Hobbyist

4. Noun. A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly). "They criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
Exact synonyms: Interest, Pastime
Generic synonyms: Diversion, Recreation
Specialized synonyms: Avocation, By-line, Hobby, Sideline, Spare-time Activity
Derivative terms: Pursue

Definition of Pursuit

1. n. The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.

Definition of Pursuit

1. Noun. The act of pursuing. ¹

2. Noun. A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly. ¹

3. Noun. (cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pursuit

1. the act of pursuing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pursuit

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pursuantly
pursuaunt
pursue
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pursueth
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pursuingly
pursuings
pursuit (current term)
pursuite
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pursuites
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purtenance
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Literary usage of Pursuit

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1. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1862)
"At the head of four thousand horse, in the disguise of Christian Arabs, Caled undertook the pursuit. They halted only for the ..."

2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1851)
"pursuit of the exiles.—Death of the Caliph Abu Beker. IT is recorded that Derar gnashed his teeth with rage at seeing the multitude of exiles departing in ..."

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