a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
"sailing is her favorite pastime"
"his main pastime is gambling"
"he counts reading among his interests"
"they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
an auxiliary activity
- by line - spare time activity
a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
"the pursuit of love"
"life is more than the pursuance of fame"
"a quest for wealth"
the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"