Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pursuit

4 senses of pursuit

Sense 1
pursuit, chase, pursual, following -- (the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 2
pursuit, pursuance, quest -- (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")
       => search -- (the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful")

Sense 3
avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity -- (an auxiliary activity)
       => pastime, interest, pursuit -- (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")

Sense 4
pastime, interest, pursuit -- (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")
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")

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