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. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Persistence in business keeps you or one going, making you or one willing to put in more efforts to avoid or better deal with experienced failure or challenge in the future. There are many stories highlighting the importance of persistence in achieving success in any venture. One of these is that of the legendary United States President Abraham Lincoln. He failed several times in elections, but he was not discouraged from forging on in pursuit of his aspiration until eventually he became the 16th President of U.S.A. Back home in Nigeria (my country), the election of General Muhammadu Buhari as the president of Nigeria is another good example of persistence. The former military Head of State, who was overthrown by General Ibrahim Babangida-led coup in 1985 after spending less than two years in office, had lost three previous presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011. While many people made fun of him and wrote him off, he was undiscouraged and persistent. Thus, dare to be persistent in all you do. ~Emeasoba George.

  2. 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.

  3. Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    Government can ensure that we share schools and streets and lunch counters and buses and elevators and theaters, but let us never forget that only God can give us the power to love each other and to respect each other and to share life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  4. Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence):

    Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...

  5. Paulo Pinheiro:

    We can best aid the pursuit of justice at this time through targeted disclosure. We will share names and information about specific alleged perpetrators with state prosecution authorities that are preparing cases to be heard before a competent and impartial judiciary.

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