Pursuit definition

pər-so͝ot
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The act or an instance of chasing or pursuing.

The pursuit of the suspect by the police.

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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.

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The act of pursuing.
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The act of pursuing.

Unremitting pursuit of wealth doesn't bring happiness, particularly if successful.

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(cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
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An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
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An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy.
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The act of striving to gain or accomplish something.

The pursuit of wealth; the pursuit of higher education.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pursuit
Plural:
pursuits

Origin of pursuit

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman pursuite from pursure to pursue pursue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French poursuite, from the verb porsuir (“to pursue").

    From Wiktionary