What does pursuit mean?

Definitions for pursuit
pərˈsutpur·suit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(noun)

    an auxiliary activity

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. pursuit(Noun)

    The act of pursuing.

    Etymology: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.

  2. pursuit(Noun)

    A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.

    Etymology: poursuite, from the verb porsuir.

  3. pursuit(Noun)

    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. Pursuit(verb)

    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. Pursuit(verb)

    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. Pursuit(verb)

    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. Pursuit(verb)

    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.

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. US Declaration of Independence:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  2. John Kirby:

    They focused on their shared pursuit of options to achieve ?a political transition and discussed the potential for future multilateral meetings on the topic.

  3. John Hodulik:

    This decision could serve as a 'green light' for other potential M&A, including Comcast's ongoing pursuit of FOX.

  4. John Rhys-Davies:

    This is a unique age. We don't want to be judgmental, every other age that has come before us has believed exactly the opposite. I mean, T.S. Eliot referred to 'the common pursuit of true judgment.' Yes. That's what it's about. Getting our judgments right.

  5. Michael Bennet:

    President Trump's selfish decision to raid military construction funding is a new low in his ridiculous pursuit of a campaign promise. These projects, including the Space Control Facility at Peterson Air Force Base, were identified by the Department of Defense and the Trump Administration as critical to our military readiness. Taking money from operational priorities to pay for a wasteful and ineffective wall is grossly irresponsible and undermines our national security.

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