Definitions for pursuitpərˈsut
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of pursuing.
an effort to secure or attain; quest.
an occupation or pastime one regularly engages in:
Origin of pursuit:
1300–50; ME < AF purseute蠐 VL *prōsequita for L prōsecūta, fem. of prōsecūtus, ptp. of prōsequī to pursue ; cf. suit
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"
pursuit, pursuance, quest(noun)
a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
"the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"
avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(noun)
an auxiliary activity
pastime, interest, pursuit(noun)
a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
"sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act pursuing
actions I took in pursuit of my goals
an act of chasing
police dogs in pursuit of the suspect; as the pursuit continued
a leisure activity
hiking and other outdoor pursuits
The act of pursuing.
A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.
A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
Origin: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.
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
a following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure
course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An offensive operation designed to catch or cut off a hostile force attempting to escape, with the aim of destroying it.
Translations for pursuit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of pursuing
The thief ran down the street with a policeman in (hot) pursuit.
- مُطارَدَه، مُلاحَقَهArabic
- perseguiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerfolgungGerman
- lige i hæleneDanish
- inseguimento alle calcagnaItalian
- vijimasis, vaikymasisLithuanian
- pakaļdzīšanās; izsekošanaLatvian
- usaha memburuMalay
- forfølgelse, jaktNorwegian
- förföljande, tätt i hälarnaSwedish
- peşine düşme, kovalamaTurkish
- 追趕，追捕Chinese (Trad.)
- переслідування; пошукиUkrainian
- hành động đuổi theoVietnamese
- 追赶，追捕Chinese (Simp.)
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