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Meaning of PURSUIT

Pronunciation:  pur'soot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  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"

PURSUIT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: chase, following, interest, pastime, pursuance, quest
 See Also: avocation, by-line, diversion, hobby, motion, move, movement, recreation, search, shadowing, sideline, spare-time activity, stalk, stalking, tailing, tracking, trailing, wild-goose chase



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pur*suit"\, n. [F. poursuite, fr. poursuivre. See
{Pursue}, v. t.]
1. 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. --Clarendon.

         Weak we are, and can not shun pursuit. --Shak.

2. 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. Course of business or occupation; continued employment
   with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a
   literary pursuit.

4. (Law) Prosecution. [Obs.]

         That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time
         did pertain to the spiritual court.   --Fuller.

{Curve of pursuit} (Geom.), a curve described by a point
   which is at each instant moving towards a second point,
   which is itself moving according to some specified law.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that someone or something is in pursuit of you indicates that you are refusing to acknowledge a certain viewpoint or idea. Dreaming that you are in pursuit of someone or something, suggests that you are being denied of your power and influence. You need to re-evaluate your strengths and concentrate your efforts in something more worthwhile.