Meaning of “pursuit” in the English Dictionary

"pursuit" in British English

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pursuitnoun

uk /pəˈsjuːt/ us /pɚˈsuːt/

pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

[ C usually plural ] an activity that you spend time doing, usually when you are not working:

I enjoy outdoor pursuits, like hiking and riding.
I don't have much opportunity for leisure pursuits these days.

(Definition of “pursuit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pursuit" in American English

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pursuitnoun

us /pərˈsut/

pursuit noun (ACT OF FOLLOWING)

[ C/U ] the act of following or searching for someone or something, in order to catch or attack the person or thing:

[ U ] The two children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy.

pursuit noun (ATTEMPT)

[ U ] an attempt to achieve something:

The Declaration of Independence states that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights.

pursuit noun (ACTIVITY)

[ C usually pl ] an activity that you spend time and energy doing:

scholarly pursuits

(Definition of “pursuit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)