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.

  2. pursuitnoun

    A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.

  3. pursuitnoun

    A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.

  4. Etymology: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pursuitnoun

    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.

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

  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

  3. Pursuitverb

    course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit

  4. Pursuitverb

    prosecution

  5. 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. Mike Pence:

    While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe spaces, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness -- all of which amounts to the suppression of free speech, these practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

  3. RVM:

    The only thing that belongs to us is our LIFE. Yet, we waste it in the pursuit of meaningless things that will never belong to us.- RVM

  4. Adam Kinzinger:

    We'll be able to have out on the public record anything Justice Department needs maybe in in pursuit of that.

  5. Prime Minister Morrison:

    They have played their part and sacrificed much in the pursuit of reaching those targets in the belief restrictions would be eased.

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