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Definitions of pursuit

  1. 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
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Prosecution. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The act of following or seeking; chase; as, the pursuit of a thief; a following up for a purpose; as, in pursuit of one's business; occupation; as, business pursuits. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The act of pursuing, following, or going after: endeavor to attain: occupation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of pursuing; endeavor to attain; occupation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of pursuing; a business followed; vocation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The act of pursuing; prosecution; continuance of endeavour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The act of following in haste, either in sport or in hostility; endeavour to attain or gain; course of business or occupation; in pursuance of, a legal expression signifying "in fulfilment or execution of". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. 1. The occupation or the profession chosen. 2. To chase a person until they are captured. thelawdictionary.org
  15. pur-s[=u]t', n. the act of pursuing: endeavour to attain: occupation: employment. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Pursuing, esp. in p. of (animal, person, one\'s object); profession, employment, recreation, that one follows. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Act of following with haste, either for sport or in hostility;--chase as of gain or of an enemy - act of looking for or seeking ; search effort to reach or attain ; endeavour after;--prosecution ; continued exertion or effort ;-a man's business or occupation. Cabinet Dictionary

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