AskDefine | Define pursuit

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit" [syn: chase, following]
2 a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria; "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth" [syn: pursuance, quest]
3 a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits" [syn: pastime, interest]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of pursuing.
  2. A hobby or recreational activity, done regularly.


act of pursuing
  • Czech: snažení
  • Hungarian: törekvés, űzés
  • Polish: pościg
hobby or recreational activity
  • Hungarian: tevékenység, elfoglaltság

Extensive Definition

Pursuit may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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