- Pursuit is the act of following something, either to catch it or to engage in a specific activity.
- An example of pursuit is the quest for happiness.
- An example of pursuit is when you chase behind someone to try to catch him.
- An example of pursuit is playing tennis, which is a leisure pursuit.
pursuit definition by Webster's New World
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- the act of pursuing
- an occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
Origin: Middle English purseute ; from Old French poursuite
pursuit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or an instance of chasing or pursuing.
- The act of striving: the pursuit of higher education.
- An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman pursuite, from pursure, to pursue; see pursue.