Part of speech: noun

The act of pursuing; a business followed; vocation.

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Usage examples "pursuit":

  1. And with that we were all off in hot pursuit. - "A Bicycle of Cathay", Frank R. Stockton.
  2. Was it not, on the contrary, a serious pursuit of the secret of a woman's character? - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. " He is come in the pursuit of knowledge," said Rose, with full command of her countenance. - "A Houseful of Girls", Sarah Tytler.