HyperDic: pursuit

English > 4 senses of the word pursuit:
NOUNactpursuit, chase, pursual, followingthe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
cognitionpursuit, pursuance, questa search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
actpursuit, avocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activityan auxiliary activity
actpursuit, pastime, interesta diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
pursuit > pronunciation
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English > pursuit: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture.
Example"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
Synonymschase, pursual, following
Narrowershadowing, tailingThe act of following someone secretly
stalk, stalkingThe act of following prey stealthily
trailing, trackingThe pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishcaza, persecución, perseguimiento, seguimiento
Catalancaça, persecució, perseguiment
Verbspursuefollow in or as if in pursuit
English > pursuit: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria.
Example"the pursuit of love"
Synonymspursuance, quest
Narrowerwild-goose chaseThe fruitless pursuit of something unattainable
BroadersearchThe examination of alternative hypotheses
Verbspursuego in search / search / search of or hunt for
English > pursuit: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn auxiliary activity.
Synonymsavocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity
Narrowerspeleology, spelaeologyThe pastime of exploring caves
Broaderpastime, interest, pursuitA diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
Spanishafición, hobby, pasatiempo
Catalanafició, hobby
English > pursuit: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly).
Example "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
Synonymspastime, interest
Narroweravocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activityAn auxiliary activity
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishafición, distracción, entretenimiento, hobby, interés, pasatiempo
Catalanafició, distracció, entreteniment, passatemps
Verbspursuecarry out or participate in an activity

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