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English noun: pursuit

1. pursuit (act) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture


SamplesThe culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit.


Synonymschase, 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


SamplesThe pursuit of love.
Life is more than the pursuance of fame.
A quest for wealth.


Synonymspursuance, quest


Broader (hypernym)search


Narrower (hyponym)wild-goose chase

3. pursuit (act) an auxiliary activity


Synonymsavocation, 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)


SamplesSailing is her favorite pastime.
His main pastime is gambling.
He counts reading among his interests.
They criticized the boy for his limited pursuits.


Synonymsinterest, pastime


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity









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