Definitions of chase

  1. To follow with intent to catch; pursue; hunt.
  2. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt.
  3. To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
  4. To ornament ( a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.
  5. To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
  6. 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.
  7. To pursue; especially, to hunt; drive away; to decorate, as a metal surface, by embossing, engraving, etc.; to cut, as the thread of a screw.
  8. To pursue: to hunt: to drive away.
  9. To incase: to emboss.
  10. To emboss or engrave for ornament.
  11. To pursue; drive away.
  12. To ornament by embossing.
  13. To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor.
  14. To follow in pursuit.
  15. cut a furrow into a columns
  16. pursue someone sexually or romantically
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To enchase; to emboss; to cut into the form of a screw.
  21. To pursue eagerly; to drive away; to follow eagerly after, as pleasure, profit, & c.
  22. To work or emboss plate as silversmiths do.
  23. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; " the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"
  24. A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed.
  25. The part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon.
  26. A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile.
  27. 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.
  28. Eager pursuit; hunting, especially of wild beasts; that which is hunted.
  29. Pursuit: a hunting: that which is hunted: ground abounding in game.
  30. A case or frame for holding types: a groove.
  31. A frame for types.
  32. Pursuit; hunting.
  33. Earnest pursuit.
  34. That which is pursued.
  35. Hunting; hunters collectively; the hunt.
  36. A private game - preserve.
  37. A frame into which type is fastened, as for printing.
  38. Earnest pursuit; hunting; that which is chased; ground stored with deer and other game beasts.
  39. A frame used by printers to confine types, when set in columns or pages; a wide groove; the length of a gun in front of the trunnions; a term in the game of tennis. Chase guns, those guns which have their ports at the head or stern, used in chasing or in defence when chased.
  40. Sometimes spelt chace, eager or vehement pursuit; hunting; an earnest seeking after, as pleasure, fame, & c.; the thing sought for or hunted; open ground or retreat for the larger game.
  41. An iron frame in which to confine types.