• "A great number of seagulls were chasing the fugitive."
    "A great number of seagulls were chasing the fugitive."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chase cut a furrow into a columns
    • v chase cut a groove into "chase silver"
    • v chase go after with the intent to catch "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley","the dog chased the rabbit"
    • v chase pursue someone sexually or romantically
    • n chase the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
    • n chase a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time
    • n Chase United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bitters being chased by a rooster Bitters being chased by a rooster
A fox chasing hounds A fox chasing hounds
Samuel Chase Samuel Chase
Why dogs chase foxes Why dogs chase foxes
Oscar chases after the gulls Oscar chases after the gulls
Chased by millstone Chased by millstone
Chasing after dogs chasing a stag Chasing after dogs chasing a stag

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres
    • Chase (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.
    • Chase A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile.
    • Chase (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.
    • Chase A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed.
    • Chase 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.
    • Chase That which is pursued or hunted. "Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase ,
      For I myself must hunt this deer to death."
    • Chase (Mil) The part of a cannon from the reënforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon.
    • Chase To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
    • Chase 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. "Chased by their brother's endless malice from prince to prince and from place to place."
    • v. i Chase To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
    • Chase To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.
    • Chase To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game. "Chasing each other merrily."
    • Chase To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt. "We are those which chased you from the field.""Philologists, who chase A panting syllable through time and place."
    • Chase 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.""You see this chase is hotly followed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him
    • chase To pursue for the purpose of capturing or killing, as game; hunt.
    • chase To pursue for any purpose; follow earnestly, especially with hostile intent; drive off by pursuing: as, to chase an enemy.
    • chase To pursue; continue.
    • chase To pursue; follow in pursuit.
    • chase Specifically Of a hunting-dog, to leave a point for the purpose of pursuing the game. To move briskly or steadily along; hasten: as, the dog kept chasing ahead of us.
    • n chase Pursuit for the purpose of obtaining, capturing, or killing; specifically, hunting: as, to be fond of the chase; beasts of the chase.
    • n chase Pursuit, as of one's desires; eager efforts to attain or obtain: as, the chase of pleasure, profit, fame, etc.
    • n chase That which is pursued or hunted specifically — Game which is pursued.
    • n chase A vessel pursued by another: as, the chase outsailed us.
    • n chase The body of men pursuing game.
    • n chase An open piece of ground or other place reserved for animals to be hunted as game, and belonging to a private proprietor: properly differing from a forest, in that the latter is not private property and is invested with privileges, and from a park, in that the latter is inclosed.
    • n chase In the game of tennis, the spot where a ball falls, beyond which an opponent must strike his ball or lose a point.
    • n chase In old English law, a franchise authorizing a subject to whom it was granted to hunt
    • n chase In printing, a square and open framework of iron, in which forms of type are secured by furniture and quoins for moving and for working on the press. For large forms of type, chases are made with crossing and movable center-bars, to give greater strength.
    • n chase The part of a gun between the trunnions and the swell of the muzzle, or, in modern guns in which the muzzle has no swell, the whole of that part of the gun which is in front of the trunnions.
    • n chase A groove cut in any object: as, the chase of a water-wheel; a chase in the face of a wall of masonry; the chase or groove for the arrow in a crossbow.
    • n chase In ship-building, that kind of joint by which the overlapping joints of clincher-built boats are gradually converted at the stem and stern into flush joints, as in carvel-built boats.
    • n chase The circular trough of a cider-mill, in which the apples are placed to be crushed by a revolving stone called the runner.
    • n chase A trench made to receive drain-tiles.
    • chase To decorate (metal-work, especially work in the precious metals) by tooling of any kind on the exterior. It is usual to support the metal, when thin, upon a slightly yielding substance; thus in the case of a hollow vessel the interior is filled with pitch before the chasing is begun.
    • chase To cut so as to make into a screw; cut, as the thread of a screw.
    • chase To push the bottle toward one and thus call upon him to fill up his glass.
    • chase To exceed a given customary standard of production.
    • n chase The conical apex of a spinning-machine cop or bobbin, or the extent of the traverse of the winding-faller wire on a spinning-mule. Sometimes called the nose.
    • n chase In carpentry, a score or shallow cut in a mortise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed every animal in the Berlin Zoo except the elephant, which escaped and roamed the city. When a Russian commander saw hungry Germans chasing the elephant and trying to kill it, he ordered his troops to protect it and shoot anyone who tried to kill it
    • v.t Chase chās to pursue: to hunt: to drive away, put to flight
    • n Chase pursuit: a hunting: that which is hunted: ground abounding in game
    • v.t Chase chās to decorate metal-work, whether hammered or punched up, by engraving the exterior
    • n Chase chās a case or frame for holding types: a groove.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a life time.”
  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase
    “I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.”
  • Lyman Beecher
    Lyman Beecher
    “Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.”
  • Joe E. Lewis
    “I'm still chasing girls. I don't remember what for, but I'm still chasing them.”


Chase rainbows - If someone chases rainbows, they try to do something that they will never achieve.
Chase your tail - If you are chasing your tail, you are very busy but not being very productive.
Cut to the chase - If you cut to the chase, you get to the point, or the most interesting or important part of something without delay.
Wild goose chase - A wild goose chase is a waste of time- time spent trying to do something unsuccessfully.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. chacier, F. chasser, fr. (assumed) LL. captiare, fr. L. captare, to strive to seize. See Catch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. châsse, a shrine, a setting—L. capsa, a chest. See Case.


In literature:

For fourteen years we've chased over this territory where your father chased before us.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
I laid me down to sleep, and I woke not until the sun had chased away the night.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
The motion of Mr. CHASE was agreed to.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Several dhows were chased and overtaken.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
The chase loomed gradually nearer.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
This one rises and chases the squirrel.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
Her crew probably could not conceive why they were chased.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
A Barkque wee gave chase to butt could nott fetch her upp.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
But now, it suits me better to double in here, and let the chase try to find us on the main river; if there is any chase.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
At the other corner was Nesta's room, where Miss Chase would also sleep, and next to that the servants' room.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield

In poetry:

Morn, the young hunter gay,
Chases the shadows gray,
Then I go forth and say,
Woe is me!
"Woe Is Me" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Unfailing omen, punctual sign!
No sooner am I out,
He hovers by on golden wings
To chase the grey of doubt.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
Soon the twilight shadows falling
Will thy glory chase away,
And weary man will welcome
The closing of the day.
"Sunset" by Mary Weston Fordham
Like tidings to King Henry came
Within as short a space,
That Piercy of Northumberland
Was slain in Chevy Chase.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
The gallant greyhounds swiftly ran
To chase the fallow deer;
On Monday they began to hunt
Ere daylight did appear;
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
The houses spy the men
chasing after women.
Perhaps if the afternoon were blue
there wouldn’t be so many desires.
"Seven-Sided Poem" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

In news:

A wild pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California has come to an end with the capture of two men who had hurled cash out of their SUV's windows during the chase.
VC girls back to chase after first state title.
Everyone's invited to the Bourbon Chase's after-party.
Kansas man uses pitchfork to chase away burglars.
(AP) — Wichita police say a man caught two burglars at his elderly neighbor's home and chased them away with a pitchfork.
Man said he started fire to chase away demons.
Perhaps it's fitting, then, that Jessica Hardesty is hosting a party on Halloween benefiting Chase Away K9 Cancer in honor of her late dog Kayla.
Will NFL's Referee Antics Chase Away Advertisers.
Colorado man faces arson charges for apartment fire he started to ' chase away demons'.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Colorado Springs police have charged a man with arson after the man said he started a fire in his apartment to chase away demons.
But maybe you can chase that stress away by smiling.
Wines to chase away the winter blues.
Real-life Tom and Jerry display sees rodent chase away prowling pussycat.
New West Michigan nightspots are sure bets to chase away the winter blahs.
Even Cannes's Fray Can't Chase Away Hugh Grant's Smile.

In science:

If | ˜q(˜n(qpert )) − qstat | < |qpert − qstat | then negative feedback is induced in a sense that dynamics chase ˜q (˜n(qpert )) towards qstat .
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
Another important difference is that in the general model the density dynamics does not ”trace” the equilibrium value, but rather ”chases” it.
Background fitness, eco-evolutionary feedbacks and the Hawk-Dove game
The conservative reaction is that (i) we have been chasing deviations from the SM for two decades and experience has shown that more precise data always remove the discrepancy. (ii) instead of extrapolating the QCD to higher Q2 we should make an overall fit including the new events.
Of course, one who prefers diagram-chasing can easily convert these equations into commutative diagrams.
Coherence in Substructural Categories
On the other hand the integral (45) can be performed exactly (see (46) above) and the asymptotic estimate for large ω ′ (recall that we are chasing the ultraviolet divergence) is given by (48).
Radiation from perfect mirrors starting from rest and the black body spectrum