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Definitions of chase

  1. To follow with intent to catch; pursue; hunt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cut, so as to make a screw thread. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; - often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To pursue; especially, to hunt; drive away; to decorate, as a metal surface, by embossing, engraving, etc.; to cut, as the thread of a screw. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To pursue: to hunt: to drive away. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To incase: to emboss. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To emboss or engrave for ornament. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To pursue; drive away. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To ornament by embossing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To follow in pursuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. cut a furrow into a columns Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. pursue someone sexually or romantically Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed. Sometimes written chace. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive his ball in order to gain a point. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To enchase; to emboss; to cut into the form of a screw. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To pursue eagerly; to drive away; to follow eagerly after, as pleasure, profit, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. To work or emboss plate as silversmiths do. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Eager pursuit; hunting, especially of wild beasts; that which is hunted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Pursuit: a hunting: that which is hunted: ground abounding in game. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A case or frame for holding types: a groove. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A frame for types. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Pursuit; hunting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. Earnest pursuit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. That which is pursued. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Hunting; hunters collectively; the hunt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A private game - preserve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A frame into which type is fastened, as for printing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Earnest pursuit; hunting; that which is chased; ground stored with deer and other game beasts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. A frame used by printers to confine types, when set in columns or pages; a wide groove; the length of a gun in front of the trunnions; a term in the game of tennis. Chase guns, those guns which have their ports at the head or stern, used in chasing or in defence when chased. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Sometimes spelt chace, eager or vehement pursuit; hunting; an earnest seeking after, as pleasure, fame, &c.; the thing sought for or hunted; open ground or retreat for the larger game. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. An iron frame in which to confine types. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for chase

  1. Amos Chase had ideas of his own about the proper bringing up of children, and the respect due from them to their elders. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  2. Well, you don't get out; and now for a chase – Queer-Little-Folks by Stowe, Harriet Beecher
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