Definitions for chasetʃeɪs; ˈsæl mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chasetʃeɪs(v.; n.)chased, chas•ing

  1. (v.t.)to follow rapidly or intently to seize, overtake, etc.; pursue:

    to chase a thief.

  2. to pursue with intent to capture or kill, as game; hunt.

  3. to follow or devote one's attention to with the hope of attracting, winning, etc.

  4. to drive or expel forcibly:

    to chase the cat out.

  5. (v.i.)to follow in pursuit:

    to chase after someone.

  6. to rush; hasten:

    chasing around all afternoon looking for a gift.

  7. (n.)the act of chasing; pursuit.

  8. an object of pursuit.

  9. Brit. a private game preserve.

    Category: British

  10. Ref: steeplechase.

  11. the chase, the sport or occupation of hunting.

Idioms for chase:

  1. give chase,to go in pursuit.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of chase:

1250–1300; ME chacen < MF chasser to hunt, OF chacier < VL *captiāre; see catch



  1. a rectangular iron frame in which composed type is secured or locked for printing or platemaking.

    Category: Printing

  2. a groove, furrow, or channel, as one made in a wall for pipes or ducts.

  3. the forepart of a gun, containing the bore.

    Category: Military

Origin of chase:

1570–80; < MF chas, chasse < LL capsus (masc.), capsum (neut.) enclosed space, var. of L capsa

chasetʃeɪs(v.t.)chased, chas•ing.

  1. to ornament (metal) by engraving or embossing.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. to cut (a screw thread), as with a chaser or machine tool.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of chase:

1400–50; late ME; aph. var. of enchase

Chasetʃeɪs; ˈsæl mən(n.)

  1. 1808–73, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1864–73.

    Category: Biography

  2. Samuel, 1741–1811, U.S. jurist and leader in the American Revolution.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, chase, pursual, following(noun)

    the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

    "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

  2. Chase, Salmon P. Chase, Salmon Portland Chase(noun)

    United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)

  3. chase(verb)

    a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time

  4. chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track(verb)

    go after with the intent to catch

    "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

  5. chase, chase after(verb)

    pursue someone sexually or romantically

  6. chase(verb)

    cut a groove into

    "chase silver"

  7. furrow, chamfer, chase(verb)

    cut a furrow into a columns

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chase(verb)ʃeɪs

    to run after in order to catch; = pursue

    a dream where he's being chased by monsters; to chase after the ball

  2. chaseʃeɪs

    to move toward in order to make sb or sth leave

    to chase the animals away

  3. chaseʃeɪs

    to try hard to get

    young people naively chasing fame

  4. chase(noun)ʃeɪs

    the act of running after sb; = pursuit

    The bird was caught after a long chase.; the car chase at the end of the movie


  1. Chase(ProperNoun)

    from a nickname for a hunter.

  2. Chase(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, transferred from the surname.

  3. Origin: Perhaps from châsse, from chasse, from capsa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chase(verb)

    to pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt

  2. Chase(verb)

    to follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; -- often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away

  3. Chase(verb)

    to pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game

  4. Chase(verb)

    to give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor

  5. Chase

    vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt

  6. Chase

    that which is pursued or hunted

  7. Chase

    an open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed. Sometimes written chace

  8. Chase

    a division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive his ball in order to gain a point

  9. Chase(noun)

    a rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed

  10. Chase(noun)

    the part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon

  11. Chase(noun)

    a groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile

  12. Chase(noun)

    a kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats

  13. Chase(verb)

    to ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like

  14. Chase(verb)

    to cut, so as to make a screw thread

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chase' in Verbs Frequency: #696

Anagrams of chase

  1. aches, e-cash, ecash

Translations for chase

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of chasing

We caught him after a 120 kph chase.

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