the act of :
in pursuit of the fox.
an effort to secure or attain; quest:
the pursuit of happiness.
any occupation, pastime, or the like, in which a person is engaged regularly or customarily:
an occupation, hobby, or pastime
(in cycling) a race in which the riders set off at intervals along the track and attempt to overtake each other
late 14c., “persecution,” also “action of pursuit,” from Anglo-French purseute, from Old French porsuite “a search, pursuit” (14c., Modern French poursuite), from porsivre (see pursue). Sense of “one’s profession, recreation, etc.” first recorded 1520s. As a type of track cycling race from 1938.
[per-soo] /pərˈsu/ verb (used with object), pursued, pursuing. 1. to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase. 2. to follow close upon; go with; attend: Bad luck pursued him. 3. to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc.). 4. to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, […]
[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