What does pursuit mean?

Definitions for pursuit
pərˈsutpur·suit

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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. 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"

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activitynoun

    an auxiliary activity

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. pursuitnoun

    The act of pursuing.

    Etymology: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.

  2. pursuitnoun

    A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.

    Etymology: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.

  3. pursuitnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pursuitverb

    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

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

  2. Pursuitverb

    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

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

  3. Pursuitverb

    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.]

  4. Pursuitverb

    prosecution

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pursuit

    pur-sūt′, n. the act of pursuing: endeavour to attain: occupation: employment.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. pursuit

    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

  1. pursuit

    The act of following or going after; a following with haste, either for sport or hostility; as, the pursuit of an enemy.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pursuit in a Sentence

  1. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    As an administrator, once an applicant met the minimum requirements, such as, education and experience; the attributes I sought the most included determination, persistence, and the unwavering pursuit to succeed. However, those personality traits were difficult to assess without a complex selection process.

  2. Ken Mehlman:

    There’s a strong Republican and conservative case to be made in favor of the right to marry,” Ken Mehlman told the room. “If we are all endowed by a creator with unalienable rights including the pursuit of happiness, how can that not include marrying the person you love?”

  3. Alfred North Whitehead, N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.:

    Let us grant that the pursuit of mathematics is a divine madness of the human spirit, a refuge from the goading urgency of contingent happenings.

  4. Chris Grey:

    This is now an ongoing homicide investigation into a senseless and tragic death, our agents will continue to work diligently in the pursuit of justice for the victim and her loved ones.

  5. John Bolton:

    The president has held the door open to real negotiations to completely and verifiably eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program, its pursuit of ballistic missile delivery systems, its support for international terrorism and other malign behavior worldwide, all that Iran needs to do is to walk through that open door.

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