English noun: pursuit
|1.||pursuit (act) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture|
|Samples||The culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit.|
|Synonyms||chase, following, pursual|
|Broader (hypernym)||motion, move, movement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||shadowing, stalk, stalking, tailing, tracking, trailing|
|2.||pursuit (cognition) a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria|
|Samples||The pursuit of love.|
Life is more than the pursuance of fame.
A quest for wealth.
|Narrower (hyponym)||wild-goose chase|
|3.||pursuit (act) an auxiliary activity|
|Synonyms||avocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity|
|Broader (hypernym)||interest, pastime, pursuit|
|Narrower (hyponym)||spelaeology, speleology|
|4.||pursuit (act) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)|
|Samples||Sailing is her favorite pastime.|
His main pastime is gambling.
He counts reading among his interests.
They criticized the boy for his limited pursuits.
|Broader (hypernym)||diversion, recreation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity|