What does chase mean?

Definitions for chase
tʃeɪs; ˈsæl mənchase

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuit, chase, pursual, followingnoun

    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 Chasenoun

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

  3. chaseverb

    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, trackverb

    go after with the intent to catch

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

  5. chase, chase afterverb

    pursue someone sexually or romantically

  6. chaseverb

    cut a groove into

    "chase silver"

  7. furrow, chamfer, chaseverb

    cut a furrow into a columns

Wiktionary

  1. Chasenoun

    from a nickname for a hunter.

    Etymology: Perhaps from châsse, from chasse, from capsa.

  2. Chasenoun

    of modern usage, transferred from the surname.

    Etymology: Perhaps from châsse, from chasse, from capsa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chaseverb

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

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

  2. Chaseverb

    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

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

  3. Chaseverb

    to pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game

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

  4. Chaseverb

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

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

  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

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

  6. Chase

    that which is pursued or hunted

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

  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

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

  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

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

  9. Chasenoun

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

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

  10. Chasenoun

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

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

  11. Chasenoun

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

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

  12. Chasenoun

    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

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

  13. Chaseverb

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

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

  14. Chaseverb

    to cut, so as to make a screw thread

    Etymology: [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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Numerology

  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. The Swiss maestro:

    I am really excited about the transition I was able to make, with an older body maybe you move differently, you see it with Rafa too, he doesn't chase down the balls the same way he used to so you adjust to that.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The DREAM makes the person to visualize own life’s objective without being in the race, but the DESIRE makes the people to chase for the place ,position & power to gain the pleasure of material nature.

  3. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    When people with bad intentions try to enter in your inner universe, in their heart they know who you really are !! and who they are actually, these small minds are insecure because they know your qualities and capabilities so what trick they play is, just because they came in your life, spent time with you, they know your weak points as no body is perfect and they also know that you are a winner with great mind and ideas and can perform better even if they have known what's in your mind they can not do that the way you can do, then they try to come from some other ways and you show through your attitude by winning again and again, by not losing your faith in you and your abilities that you are unstoppable... This is what makes them disappoint, the sad part of the picture is, you are the one with the good intentions whatever you are but you never think bad of anyone, not even for those who don't want to see you happy or successful, you just kept going even they chase you. So be in the picture, stay on the right track with good intention and keep going, if it's in their nature that they have been chasing you, they ll always be chasing you ..... YOU are a leader YOU are a person with great personality YOU are the one, people think of and spend time and energy to know about you, and wish to be like you but you are busy in your life, you don't have time for small things KEEP GOING !!”

  4. Clarence Darrow:

    Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.

  5. Clarke Gayford:

    I have to take responsibility for this, I didn't get organised and book anywhere, was very nice of them to chase us down st when a spot freed up. A+ service.

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Translations for chase

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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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