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"
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
Origin: [F. poursuite, fr. poursuivre. See Pursue, v. t.]
Pursuit is a single-player arcade game by Kee Games, originally released in 1975. The player plays a World War I flying ace who tries to shoot down enemy planes. Gameplay relies on a first person perspective representation. Pursuit also marks the first time Atari Inc. publicly acknowledged its relationship with Kee.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pur-sūt′, n. the act of pursuing: endeavour to attain: occupation: employment.
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.
To take action to achieve or find.
Their sister did choose the pursuit of a husband for many years and met him at a science exhibition, they got married last year.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pursuit' in Nouns Frequency: #2143
The numerical value of pursuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pursuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
In pursuit of knowledge, something new is learned. in pursuit of wisdom, something old is unlearned.
Amid the inevitable trials and setbacks may we never relax in our pursuit of progress and may we never abandon the pursuit of peace, cheers.
In pursuit of knowledge, something new is learned in pursuit of wisdom, something old is unlearned. To grow, we need to learn, unlearn and re-learn.
Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases.
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- perseguimentCatalan, Valencian
- záliba, snažení, [[honba]] ([[za]] [[čím]]), snaha, úsilí, zájmyCzech
- persecución, búsquedaSpanish
- törekvés, űzés, tevékenység, elfoglaltságHungarian
- հետապնդում, հալածանքArmenian
- perseguimento, ricerca, caccia, passatempoItalian
- ការខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែង, ការតាមរកKhmer
- занятие, преследование, погоня, гонка преследованияRussian
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