1. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture;
- Example: "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
[syn: pursuit, chase, pursual, following]
2. United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873);
[syn: Chase, Salmon P. Chase, Salmon Portland Chase]
3. a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time;
1. go after with the intent to catch;
- Example: "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"
- Example: "the dog chased the rabbit"
[syn: chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track]
2. pursue someone sexually or romantically;
[syn: chase, chase after]
3. cut a groove into;
- Example: "chase silver"
4. cut a furrow into a columns;
[syn: furrow, chamfer, chase]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chase \Chase\ (ch[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chased (ch[=a]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Chasing.] [OF. chacier, F. chasser, fr. (assumed) LL. captiare, fr. L. captare to strive to seize. See Catch.] 1. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt. [1913 Webster] We are those which chased you from the field. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Philologists, who chase A panting syllable through time and place. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; -- often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away. [1913 Webster] Chased by their brother's endless malice from prince to prince and from place to place. --Knolles. [1913 Webster] 3. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game. [1913 Webster] Chasing each other merrily. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chase \Chase\, v. t. [A contraction of enchase.] 1. To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut, so as to make a screw thread. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chase \Chase\, v. i. To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chase \Chase\, n. [Cf. F. chasse, fr. chasser. See Chase, v.] 1. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt. "This mad chase of fame." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] You see this chase is hotly followed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is pursued or hunted. [1913 Webster] Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase, For I myself must hunt this deer to death. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed. Sometimes written chace. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Court Tennis) A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive his ball in order to gain a point. [1913 Webster] Chase gun (Naut.), a cannon placed at the bow or stern of an armed vessel, and used when pursuing an enemy, or in defending the vessel when pursued. Chase port (Naut.), a porthole from which a chase gun is fired. Stern chase (Naut.), a chase in which the pursuing vessel follows directly in the wake of the vessel pursued. cut to the chase (Film), a term used in action movies meaning, to shift the scene to the most exciting part, where someone is being chased. It is used metaphorically to mean "get to the main point". [1913 Webster +PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chase \Chase\, n. [F. ch['a]se, fr. L. capsa box, case. See Case a box.] (Print.) 1. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The part of a cannon from the re["e]nforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon. [1913 Webster] 3. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile. [1913 Webster] 4. (Shipbuilding) A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Chase, AK (CDP, FIPS 12350) Location: 62.44907 N, 150.10176 W Population (1990): 38 (54 housing units) Area: 93.5 sq km (land), 2.5 sq km (water) Chase, KS (city, FIPS 12650) Location: 38.35567 N, 98.34840 W Population (1990): 577 (285 housing units) Area: 0.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 67524 Chase, MI Zip code(s): 49623Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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