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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·suit /pɝˈsut, ˈsjut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·suit n.
 1. The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.
    Weak we are, and can not shun pursuit.   --Shak.
 2. A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
 3. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
 4. Law Prosecution. [Obs.]
    That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.   --Fuller.
 Curve of pursuit Geom., a curve described by a point which is at each instant moving towards a second point, which is itself moving according to some specified law.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture;
           "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in
           pursuit" [syn: chase, following]
      2: 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" [syn: pursuance, quest]
      3: 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" [syn: pastime, interest]