chase
Pronunciation Noun

chase

  1. The act of one who chases another; a pursuit.
  2. A hunt.
  3. (uncountable) A children's game where one player chases another.
  4. (British) A large country estate where game may be shot or hunted.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak House, ch. 14:
      Outside, the stately oaks, rooted for ages in the green ground which has never known ploughshare, but was still a chase when kings rode to battle with sword and shield and rode a-hunting with bow and arrow, bear witness to his greatness.
  5. Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war.
  6. (obsolete) A wild animal that is hunted.
    Synonyms: game
    • 1575, George Gascoigne, The Noble Arte of Venerie of Hunting, London: Christopher Barker, Chapter 40, p. 111,
      As touching the Harte and such other light chases or beasts of Uenerie, the huntesmen on horsebacke may followe theyr houndes alwayes by the same wayes that they saw him passe ouer,
    • circa 1590 William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 2, Act V, Scene 2,
      Hold, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase,
      For I myself must hunt this deer to death.
  7. (nautical) Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase.
  8. (real tennis) The occurrence of a second bounce by the ball in certain areas of the court, giving the server the chance, later in the game, to "play off" the chase from the receiving end and possibly win the point.
  9. (real 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 the ball in order to gain a point.
  10. (cycling) One or more riders who are ahead of the peloton and trying to join the race or stage leaders.
Translations Translations Verb

chase (chases, present participle chasing; past and past participle chased)

  1. (transitive) To pursue.
    1. (transitive) To follow at speed.
    2. (transitive) To hunt.
    3. (transitive) To seek to attain.
      the team are chasing their first home win this season.
    4. (transitive) To seek the company of (a member of the opposite sex) in an obvious way.
      He spends all his free time chasing girls.
    5. (transitive, nautical) To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her.
  2. (transitive) To consume another beverage immediately after drinking hard liquor, typically something better tasting or less harsh such as soda or beer; to use a drink as a chaser
    I need something to chase this shot with.
  3. (transitive, cricket) To attempt to win by scoring the required number of runs in the final innings.
    Australia will be chasing 217 for victory on the final day.
  4. (transitive, baseball) To swing at a pitch outside of the strike zone, typically an outside pitch
    Jones chases one out of the zone for strike two.
  5. (transitive, baseball) To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed
    The rally chased the starter.
Synonyms Translations Noun

chase (plural chases)

  1. (printing) A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate-making.
Noun

chase (plural chases)

  1. A groove cut in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
  2. (architecture) A trench or channel or other encasement structure for encasing (archaically spelled enchasing) drainpipes or wiring; a hollow space in the wall of a building encasing ventilation ducts, chimney flues, wires, cables or plumbing.
  3. The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
  4. The cavity of a mold.
  5. (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.
Translations
  • Russian: паз
Verb

chase (chases, present participle chasing; past and past participle chased)

  1. (transitive) To groove; indent.
  2. (transitive) To place piping or wiring in a groove encased within a wall or floor, or in a hidden space encased by a wall.
    chase the pipe
  3. (transitive) To cut (the thread of a screw).
  4. (transitive) To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.

Chase
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname from a Middle English - nickname for a hunter.
  2. A male given name.
  3. An unincorporated community in Madison County, Alabama.
  4. A census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.
  5. A village/and/river in British Columbia, Canada.
  6. An unincorporated community in Grant Township, Benton County.
  7. A city in Rice County, Kansas.
  8. An unincorporated community in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.
  9. An unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland.
  10. A census-designated place in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
  11. A town/and/unincorporated community in Oconto County, Wisconsin.



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