Definitions for pursuit
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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"
pursuit, pursuance, questnoun
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 activitynoun
an auxiliary activity
pastime, interest, pursuitnoun
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.
Etymology: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: poursuite, Fr.
Arm, warriors, arm for fight! the foe at hand,
Whom fled we thought, will save us long pursuit. John Milton.
This means they long propos’d, but little gain’d,
Yet after much pursuit, at length obtain’d. Dryden.
Its honours and vanities are continually passing before him, and inviting his pursuit. John Rogers.
He has annexed a secret pleasure to the idea of any thing that is new or uncommon, that he might encourage us in the pursuit after knowledge, and engage us to search into the wonders of his creation. Addison.
The will, free from the determination of such desires, is left to the pursuit of nearer satisfactions, and to the removal of those uneasinesses it feels in its longings after them. John Locke.
He concluded with sighs and tears, to conjure them, that they would no more press him to give his consent to a thing so contrary to his reason, the execution whereof would break his heart, and that they would give over further pursuit of it. Edward Hyde.
Pursuit can be defined as the act of actively striving or seeking to attain something, usually a goal, objective, or desired outcome. It involves dedicated efforts and actions taken in order to accomplish or obtain what is being pursued. Pursuit can be applied to various areas such as career, education, personal aspirations, relationships, and any other aspect of life where one is actively and persistently working towards a specific aim.
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
Etymology: [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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of following or going after; a following with haste, either for sport or hostility; as, the pursuit of an enemy.
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
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.
Tom consistently performed at the highest level against competition that always made him the No. 1 player to stop. His pursuit of excellence was inspirational, tom was professional on and off the field, and (he) carried himself with class, integrity, and kindness. I thank Tom for his relentless pursuit of excellence and positive impact on me and the New England Patriots for 20 years.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We've become a nation of wimps We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.
From the viewpoint of (those who) who fought the Muslim Brotherhood ... and the terrorism that we saw in our Egypt on their hands and their attempted religious dictatorship, the Al Jazeera channel was (the) right and left hand of the (Muslim Brotherhood) group, al Jazeera has always been the arm moving the extremist operations and the coup operations -- not in the pursuit of democracy as you Westerners want but in the pursuit of regional dominance for a small state.
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Translations for pursuit
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- perseguimentCatalan, Valencian
- snaha, zájmy, úsilí, [[honba]] ([[za]] [[čím]]), snažení, zálibaCzech
- persecución, búsquedaSpanish
- űzés, tevékenység, törekvés, elfoglaltságHungarian
- հետապնդում, հալածանքArmenian
- ricerca, caccia, passatempo, perseguimentoItalian
- ការខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែង, ការតាមរកKhmer
- занятие, гонка преследования, погоня, преследованиеRussian
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