What does the word pursuit mean?

Usage examples for pursuit

  1. And with that we were all off in hot pursuit. – A Bicycle of Cathay by 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 by George Meredith
  3. " He is come in the pursuit of knowledge," said Rose, with full command of her countenance. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler