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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


  1. Chasenoun

    from a nickname for a hunter.

  2. Chasenoun

    of modern usage, transferred from the surname.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chasenoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Whilst he was hast’ning, in the chase, it seems,
    Of this fair couple, meets he on the way
    The father of this seeming lady. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    There is no chase more pleasant, methinks, than to drive a thought, by good conduct, from one end of the world to another, and never to lose sight of it till it fall into eternity. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    Concerning the beasts of chase, whereof the buck is the first, he is called the first year a fawn. William Shakespeare, Love’s L. Lost.

    A maid I am, and of thy virgin train;
    Oh! let me still that spotless name retain,
    Frequent the forests, thy chaste will obey,
    And only make the beasts of chase my prey. Dryden.

    The admiral, with such ships only as could suddenly be put in readiness, made forth towards them; insomuch as of one hundred ships, there came scarce thirty to work: howbeit, with them, and such as came daily in, we set upon them, and gave them chase. Francis Bacon.

    One day, upon the sudden, he sallied out upon them with certain troops of horsemen, with such violence, that, at the first onset, he overthrew them, and, having them in chase, did speedy execution. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    They seek that joy, which us’d to glow,
    Expanded on the hero’s face;
    When the thick squadrons prest the foe,
    And William led the glorious chase. Matthew Prior.

    Yet this mad chase of fame, by few pursu’d,
    Has drawn destruction on the multitude. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Tell him, h’ath made a match with such a wrangler,
    That all the courts of France will be disturb’d
    With chases. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    She, seeing the towering of her pursued chase, went circling about, rising so with the less sense of rising. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Hold, Warwick: seek thee out some other chase,
    For I myself must put this deer to death. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Honour’s the noblest chase; pursue that game,
    And recompence the loss of love with fame. George Granville.

    A receptacle for deer and game, of a middle nature between a forest and a park; being commonly less than a forest, and not endued with so many liberties; and yet of a larger compass, and stored with greater diversity of game than a park. A chase differs from a forest in this, because it may be in the hands of a subject, which a forest, in its proper nature, cannot; and from a park, in that it is not inclosed, and hath not only a larger compass, and more store of game, but likewise more keepers and overseers. John Cowell.

    He and his lady both are at the lodge,
    Upon the northside of this pleasant chase. William Shakespeare, Tit. And.

  2. To CHASEverb

    Etymology: chasser, Fr.

    And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him. Jud. ix. 40.

    Thus chased by their brother’s endless malice, from prince to prince, and from place to place, they, for their safety, fled at last to the city of Bisennis. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    When the following morn had chas’d away
    The flying stars, and light restor’d the day. Dryden.


  1. Chase

    Chase (also known as "The Chase") is a 1978 instrumental composition song by Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder. It was released as a single during 1978 from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack album Midnight Express (1978), and was a disco instrumental that was subsequently extended and released as a maxi single. It made the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1979, peaking at number 33, and the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 48.


  1. chase

    Chase can be defined as the act of pursuing or following someone or something in order to catch, capture, or catch up to them. It typically involves a physical or metaphorical pursuit, involving a sense of urgency or determination to reach or attain something. Chasing can occur in various contexts, such as chasing a criminal, chasing a dream, or chasing after a desired outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chaseverb

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

  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

  3. Chaseverb

    to pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game

  4. Chaseverb

    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. Chasenoun

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

  10. Chasenoun

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

  11. Chasenoun

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

  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

  13. Chaseverb

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

  14. Chaseverb

    to cut, so as to make a screw thread

  15. 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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHASE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chase is ranked #649 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chase surname appeared 52,481 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 18 would have the surname Chase.

    81.8% or 42,950 total occurrences were White.
    11.3% or 5,978 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 1,312 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 1,086 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 771 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 378 total occurrences were Asian.

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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

  2. e-cash

  3. 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. Romain Bardet:

    A spoke broke and I had to swap bikes with Tony (Gallopin). Then I had to chase and that effort was fatal, it's never good to lose time. There are a lot of twists on the Tour and this time luck was not on our side.

  2. Kyle Larson:

    Obviously, Harvick and Chase got together. Chase was upset. Kind of held him up, it got Harvick having to move around and use his tires up off the bottom. I started to get some dive-ins working off of( turn) two, got a big run, decided to pull the trigger, slide him, squeeze him a little bit, hen he had me jacked up down the frontstretch. It was wild.

  3. Purvi Raniga:

    Everyday, my meditation practice teaches me to dare to dream and to chase my purpose.

  4. Ben Silverman:

    Buybacks have not been a big lever for JPMorgan Chase shares in the recent years.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I am asking Congress to ensure that in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And In many cases for them it will now be Guantánamo bay.

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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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