pursuit

  • 1 Pursuit — Pur*suit , n. [F. poursuite, fr. poursuivre. See {Pursue}, v. t.] 1. 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Pursuit — means act of trying or looking to catch something or somebody. It may refer to:* Pursuit (arcade game), a popular Atari game *Pursuit (Gladiators), an event in the television series Gladiators *Individual pursuit or team pursuit, two track… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 pursuit — I (chase) noun chase, consectatio, effort to secure, hunt, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, investigation, probe, prosecution, quest, search, stalk, studium associated concepts: hot pursuit doctrine II (effort to secure) noun attem …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 pursuit — late 14c., persecution, from Anglo Fr. purseute, from O.Fr. porsuite (early 14c.), from porsivre (see PURSUE (Cf. pursue)). Meaning action of pursuit attested from early 15c.; sense of one s profession, recreation, etc. first recorded 1520s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 pursuit — [n1] chase, search following, going all out, hunt, hunting, inquiry, pursual, pursuance, pursuing, quest, reaching, seeking, stalk, tracking, trail, trailing; concept 207 Ant. retreat, surrender pursuit [n2] occupation, interest of person… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 pursuit — calling, occupation, employment, *work, business …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 pursuit — ► NOUN 1) the action of pursuing. 2) a recreational or sporting activity …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 pursuit — [pər so͞ot′, pərsyo͞ot′] n. [ME purseute < OFr poursuite] 1. the act of pursuing 2. an occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 pursuit — noun 1 attempt to find sth ADJECTIVE ▪ aggressive, dogged, relentless, single minded, vigorous ▪ endless ▪ the endless pursuit of wealth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 pursuit — [[t]pə(r)sju͟ːt, AM su͟ːt[/t]] pursuits 1) N UNCOUNT: N of n, oft in N of n Your pursuit of something is your attempts at achieving it. If you do something in pursuit of a particular result, you do it in order to achieve that result. ...a young… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 pursuit — pur|suit [ pər sjut ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the process of trying to achieve something: pursuit of: the pursuit of happiness in (the) pursuit of something: his single mindedness in the pursuit of his goals a ) the process of continuing with an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 pursuit */*/ — UK [pə(r)ˈsjuːt] / US [pərˈsut] noun Word forms pursuit : singular pursuit plural pursuits 1) [uncountable] the process of trying to achieve something pursuit of: the pursuit of happiness in (the) pursuit of something: his single mindedness in… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Pursuit — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Purpose in action. < N PARAG:Pursuit >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pursuit pursuit Sgm: N 1 pursuing pursuing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 prosecution prosecution Sgm: N 1 pursuance pursuance Sgm: N 1 enterprise …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 pursuit — n. chase 1) dogged, relentless; hot pursuit 2) in pursuit of (in hot pursuit of the terrorists) hobby 3) one s favorite pursuit * * * [pə sjuːt] hot pursuit relentless [ chase ] dogged [ hobby ] one s favorite pursuit in pursuit of (in hot… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 pursuit — pur|suit [pəˈsju:t US pərˈsu:t] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: poursuite, from poursuir; PURSUE] 1.) [U] when someone tries to get, achieve, or find something in a determined way →↑persue pursuit of ▪ the pursuit of liberty and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pursuit — noun 1 (singular) the act of trying to achieve something in a determined way (+ of): the right of all people to the pursuit of liberty and happiness | in pursuit of (=while trying to get): I m always amazed at the things people do in pursuit of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Pursuit — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Pursuit Produktionsland USA …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 18 pursuit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of following Nouns 1. pursuit; pursuing, prosecution; pursuance; enterprise (see undertaking, business); adventure, quest, inquiry; hue and cry; game, hobby. Slang, headhunting. See sequence, sex. 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 pursuit — /pəˈsjut / (say puh syooht) noun 1. the act of pursuing: in pursuit of the fox. 2. the effort to secure; quest: the pursuit of happiness. 3. any occupation, pastime, or the like, regularly or customarily pursued: literary pursuits. 4. Cycling a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 pursuit — /peuhr sooht /, n. 1. the act of pursuing: in pursuit of the fox. 2. an effort to secure or attain; quest: the pursuit of happiness. 3. any occupation, pastime, or the like, in which a person is engaged regularly or customarily: literary pursuits …

    Universalium


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