What does chase mean?

Definitions for chase
tʃeɪs; ˈsæl mənchase

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chase.

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


  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

  15. Origin: [OF. chacier, F. chasser, fr. (assumed) LL. captiare, fr. L. captare to strive to seize. See Catch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chase

    chās, v.t. to pursue: to hunt: to drive away, put to flight.—n. pursuit: a hunting: that which is hunted: ground abounding in game.—n. Chase′port, the porthole at the bow or stern of a vessel, through which the chase-gun is fired.—Beasts of chase, properly the buck, doe, fox, marten, and roe: wild beasts that are hunted generally.—Wild-goose chase, any foolish or profitless pursuit. [O. Fr. chacier, chasser—L. captāre, freq. of capĕre, to take.]

  2. Chase

    chās, v.t. to decorate metal-work, whether hammered or punched up, by engraving the exterior.—ns. Chas′er, one who practises chasing; Chas′ing, the art of representing figures in bas-relief by punching them out from behind, and then carving them on the front: the art of cutting the threads of screws. [Short for Enchase.]

  3. Chase

    chās, n. a case or frame for holding types: a groove. [Fr. châsse, a shrine, a setting—L. capsa, a chest. See Case.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. chase

    The vessel pursued by some other, that pursuing being the chaser. This word is also applied to a receptacle for deer and game, between a forest and a park in size, and stored with a larger stock of timber than the latter.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chase

    In gunnery, is the conical part of the gun in front of the reinforce.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for chase »

  1. aches, e-cash, ecash

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chase in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chase in a Sentence

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Why do you lead me a wild-goose chase

  2. Harsh Malik:

    Be fearless in the chase of your dream.

  3. Anonymous:

    If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.

  5. Terry Goodkind,:

    Make sure the shadow you chase is not the one you cast.

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  • طارد, مطاردةArabic
  • qovalamaqAzerbaijani
  • паганяць, гнаць, ганяць, пагнацьBelarusian
  • гонитба, гравирам, лов, гоня, издълбавам, преследвам, правя резба, канал, дуло, жлебBulgarian
  • persecucióCatalan, Valencian
  • honit, honba, stíhání, pronásledovatCzech
  • erlidWelsh
  • jagte, jagt, forfølgelseDanish
  • Jagd, Jagdgebiet, Verfolgung, Jagdgrund, jagen, verfolgenGerman
  • κυνηγώ, καταδίωξη, καταδιώκωGreek
  • ĉasi, postkuro, postkuri, sulkoEsperanto
  • perseguir, persecuciónSpanish
  • tagaajamine, taga ajamaEstonian
  • راندن واخراج کردنPersian
  • jahti, ajaa takaa, loveta, jahdata, kaivertaa, tavoitella, pakottaa, takaa-ajo, kolota, kierteittääFinnish
  • poursuite, poursuivre, chasserFrench
  • מרדף, רדףHebrew
  • üldöz, üldözésHungarian
  • հետապնդում, հետապնդելArmenian
  • pengejaran, mengejarIndonesian
  • chasarIdo
  • eftirför, eltaIcelandic
  • caccia, cacciare, rincorrere, inseguireItalian
  • 追いかける, 追跡, 追う, 追求Japanese
  • გამოდევნება, გამოკიდებაGeorgian
  • қууKazakh
  • 추격, 쫓다Korean
  • captareLatin
  • vytis, persekioti, vijimasis, persekiojimasLithuanian
  • pakaļdzīšanās, dzīties pakaļ, vajāšana, vajātLatvian
  • achtervolging, jacht, jachtdomein, achternazitten, jachtgebied, achternajagen, achtervolgenDutch
  • løpe, drive, jage etter, jakt, punsle, forfølge, siselere, forfølgelseNorwegian
  • pogoń, ścigać, pościgPolish
  • perseguição, caçar, perseguirPortuguese
  • urmărireRomanian
  • гоняться, охотиться, преследование, гнаться, преследовать, погоня, гонка, пазRussian
  • prenasledovanie, prenasledovať, hnať saSlovak
  • pregon, zasledovati, lovitiSlovene
  • förfölja, jakt, jagaSwedish
  • తరుము, వెంటాడుTelugu
  • กวดThai
  • peşinde koşma, kovalamak, peşinden koşmak, kovalamaTurkish
  • гнати, ганяти, поганяти, погнатиUkrainian
  • đuổi, rượtVietnamese
  • kitchessîWalloon
  • 追逐Chinese

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