pursuit


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 attempt, campaign, consectatio, effort, endeavor, exertion, hunt, investigation, laborious application, probe, quest, search, strenuous effort, struggle, sustained trial, try, undertaking, venture associated concepts: hot pursuit doctrine III (goal) noun aim, ambition, destination, end, object, objective, purpose, target IV (occupation) noun activity, appointment, artificium, avocation, business, calling, capacity, career, chosen work, concern, craft, department, employment, endeavor, engagement, enterprise, field, function, job, life-work, line, living, means of livelihood, metier, negotium, occupatio, office, position, post, practice, profession, project, province, regular employment, situation, specialization, specialty, sphere, task, trade, undertaking, venture, vocation, work V index activity, assignment (task), business (occupation), calling, career, course, design (intent), employment, endeavor, enterprise (undertaking), function, industry (activity), industry (business), inquiry (systematic investigation), labor (work), livelihood, market (demand), mission, objective, occupation (vocation), operation, position (business status), post, practice (professional business), probe, profession (vocation), project, quest, research, specialty (special aptitude), struggle, trade (occupation), undertaking (business), undertaking (enterprise), work (employment)

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • pursuit — calling, occupation, employment, *work, business …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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


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