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"
pursuit, pursuance, quest(noun)
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 activity(noun)
an auxiliary activity
pastime, interest, pursuit(noun)
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.
Origin: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.
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
Origin: [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.
To take action to achieve or find.
Their sister did choose the pursuit of a husband for many years and met him at a science exhibition, they got married last year.
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
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- perseguimentCatalan, Valencian
- záliba, snažení, [[honba]] ([[za]] [[čím]]), snaha, úsilí, zájmyCzech
- persecución, búsquedaSpanish
- törekvés, űzés, tevékenység, elfoglaltságHungarian
- հետապնդում, հալածանքArmenian
- perseguimento, ricerca, caccia, passatempoItalian
- ការខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែង, ការតាមរកKhmer
- занятие, преследование, погоня, гонка преследованияRussian
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