Definitions for pursuitpərˈsut

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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. 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"

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(noun)

    an auxiliary activity

  4. 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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pursuit(Noun)

    The act of pursuing.

  2. pursuit(Noun)

    A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.

  3. pursuit(Noun)

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

  4. Origin: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Pursuit(verb)

    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

  2. Pursuit(verb)

    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

  3. Pursuit(verb)

    course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit

  4. Pursuit(verb)


  5. Origin: [F. poursuite, fr. poursuivre. See Pursue, v. t.]

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  1. Pursuit

    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.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. pursuit

    An offensive operation designed to catch or cut off a hostile force attempting to escape, with the aim of destroying it.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pursuit' in Nouns Frequency: #2143

Translations for pursuit

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  • السعيArabic
  • perseguimentCatalan, Valencian
  • záliba, snažení, [[honba]] ([[za]] [[čím]]), snaha, úsilí, zájmyCzech
  • VerfolgungGerman
  • persecución, búsquedaSpanish
  • poursuiteFrench
  • पीछाHindi
  • törekvés, űzés, tevékenység, elfoglaltságHungarian
  • հետապնդում, հալածանքArmenian
  • perseguimento, ricerca, caccia, passatempoItalian
  • 追求Japanese
  • ការខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែង, ការតាមរកKhmer
  • pościgPolish
  • perseguiçãoPortuguese
  • vânătoareRomanian
  • занятие, преследование, погоня, гонка преследованияRussian

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