"pursuit" Definition

  1. v. t. 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.
  2. v. t. 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.
  3. v. t. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
  4. v. t. Prosecution.

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Position in dictionary: 79942 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "pursuit": 1
Words that end with "pursuit": 1
Words that contain "pursuit": 1
Next words in dictionary: pursuivant, pursy, purtenance, purulency, purulent, purulently, purveance, purveiaunce, purverable, purvey
Previous words in dictionary: pursuing, pursuer, pursued, pursue, pursuantly, pursuant, pursuance, pursual, pursuable, purslane

English Dictionary Definition of pursuit

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