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. 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
  3. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Prosecution. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. The act of pursuing, following, or going after: endeavor to attain: occupation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Act of pursuing; endeavor to attain; occupation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of pursuing; a business followed; vocation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of pursuing; prosecution; continuance of endeavour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. 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.

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Usage examples for pursuit

  1. That they are neither afraid nor ashamed to own what was the one subject of their souls' pursuit the truth. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  2. He was in pursuit of that which would help him as a poet. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas