verb (used with object), pursued, pursuing.
to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase.
to follow close upon; go with; attend:
Bad luck pursued him.
to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc.).
to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, etc.).
to carry on or continue (a course of action, a train of thought, an inquiry, studies, etc.).
to continue to annoy, afflict, or trouble.
to practice (an occupation, pastime, etc.).
to continue to discuss (a subject, topic, etc.).
They pursued the river to its source. I felt their eyes pursuing me.
to continue; go on with (one’s course, a journey, etc.).
verb (used without object), pursued, pursuing.
to chase after someone or something; to follow in :
They spotted the suspect but decided not to pursue.
verb (mainly transitive) -sues, -suing, -sued
(also intransitive) to follow (a fugitive, etc) in order to capture or overtake
(esp of something bad or unlucky) to follow closely or accompany: ill health pursued her
to seek or strive to attain (some object, desire, etc)
to follow the precepts of (a plan, policy, etc)
to apply oneself to (one’s studies, hobbies, etc)
to follow persistently or seek to become acquainted with
to continue to discuss or argue (a point, subject, etc)
late 13c., “to follow with hostile intent,” from Anglo-French pursuer and directly from Old French poursuir (Modern French poursuivre), variant of porsivre “to chase, pursue, follow; continue, carry on,” from Vulgar Latin *prosequare, from Latin prosequi “follow, accompany, attend; follow after, escort; follow up, pursue,” from pro- “forward” (see pro-) + sequi “follow” (see sequel). Meaning “to proceed, to follow” (a path, etc.), usually figurative (a course of action, etc.), is from late 14c. This sense also was in Latin. Related: Pursued; pursuing. For sense, cf. prosecute.
[pur-swi-vuh nt] /ˈpɜr swɪ vənt/ noun 1. a heraldic officer of the lowest class, ranking below a herald. 2. an official attendant on heralds. 3. any attendant or follower. /ˈpɜːsɪvənt/ noun 1. the lowest rank of heraldic officer 2. (history) a state or royal messenger 3. (history) a follower or attendant
noun, Military. 1. (formerly) an armed airplane designed for speed and maneuverability in fighting enemy aircraft.
[pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/ adjective, pursier, pursiest. 1. short-winded, especially from corpulence or fatness. 2. corpulent or fat. [pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/ adjective, pursier, pursiest. 1. vain about one’s wealth; purse-proud. /ˈpɜːsɪ/ adjective 1. short-winded 2. (archaic) fat; overweight
[pur-tn-uh ns] /ˈpɜr tn əns/ noun 1. the liver, heart, and lungs of an animal. /ˈpɜːtɪnəns/ noun 1. (archaic) the inner organs, viscera