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Etymology 1[edit]

From Center English chacen, from Anglo-Norman chacer, Previous French chacier, from Late Latin captiāre, current energetic infinitive of captiō, from Latin captō, frequentative of capiō. Examine French chasser (to hunt”, “to chase), Spanish cazar (to hunt)
, see Norwegian skysse (to hunt)
Doublet of catch.

Various varieties[edit]


chase (countable and uncountable, plural chases)

  1. The act of 1 who chases one other; a pursuit.
  2. A hunt.
  3. (uncountable) A youngsters’s recreation the place one participant chases one other.
    • 1996, Marla Pender McGhee, Fast & Enjoyable Studying Actions for 1 12 months Olds, web page 25:

      Some youngsters prefer to be caught when enjoying chase, and others don’t.

    • 2009, Martin J. Levin, We Had been Relentless: A Household’s Journey to Overcome Incapacity, web page 41:

      So we performed chase up and down the concourses of the airport.

  4. (Britain) A big nation property the place recreation could also be shot or hunted.
    • 1853, Charles Dickens, Bleak Home, ch. 14:
      Outdoors, the stately oaks, rooted for ages within the inexperienced floor which has by no means identified ploughshare, however was nonetheless a chase when kings rode to battle with sword and protect and rode a-hunting with bow and arrow, bear witness to his greatness.
  5. Something being chased, particularly a vessel in time of warfare.
  6. (out of date) A wild animal that’s hunted.
    Synonym: recreation
    • 1575, George Gascoigne, The Noble Arte of Venerie of Searching, London: Christopher Barker, Chapter 40, p. 111,[1]
      As touching the Harte and such different gentle chases or beasts of Uenerie, the huntesmen on horsebacke might followe theyr houndes alwayes by the identical wayes that they noticed him passe ouer,
    • c. 1590, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Half 2, Act V, Scene 2,[2]
      Maintain, Warwick, search thee out another chase,
      For I personally should hunt this deer to dying.
  7. (nautical) Any of the weapons that fireside straight forward or astern; both a bow chase or stern chase.
  8. (actual tennis) The prevalence of a second bounce by the ball in sure areas of the courtroom, giving the server the prospect, later within the recreation, to “play off” the chase from the receiving finish and probably win the purpose.
  9. (actual tennis) A division of the ground of a gallery, marked by a determine or in any other case; the spot the place a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary should drive the ball so as to achieve a degree.
  10. (biking) A number of riders who’re forward of the peloton and making an attempt to hitch the race or stage leaders.
Derived phrases[edit]


chase (third-person singular easy current chases, current participle chasing, easy previous and previous participle chased)

  1. (transitive) To pursue.
    1. (transitive) To comply with at pace.
    2. (transitive) To hunt.
    3. (transitive) To hunt to achieve.
      the workforce are chasing their first house win this season.
    4. (transitive) To hunt the corporate of (a member of the alternative intercourse) in an apparent manner.
      He spends all his free time chasing women.
    5. (transitive, nautical) To pursue a vessel so as to destroy, seize or interrogate her.
  2. (transitive) To eat one other beverage instantly after consuming laborious liquor, usually one thing higher tasting or much less harsh resembling soda or beer; to make use of a drink as a chaser
    I want one thing to chase this shot with.
  3. (transitive, cricket) To aim to win by scoring the required variety of runs within the last innings.
    Australia shall be chasing 217 for victory on the ultimate day.
  4. (transitive, baseball) To swing at a pitch outdoors of the strike zone, usually an out of doors pitch
    Jones chases one out of the zone for strike two.
  5. (transitive, baseball) To provide sufficient offense to trigger the pitcher to be eliminated
    The rally chased the starter.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Maybe from French châsse (case”, “reliquary), from Previous French chasse, from Latin capsa.


chase (plural chases)

  1. (printing) An oblong metal or iron body into which pages or columns of sort are locked for printing or plate-making.

Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from out of date French chas (groove”, “enclosure), from Previous French, from Latin capsa, field. Or maybe a shortening or by-product of enchase.


chase (plural chases)

  1. A groove reduce in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
  2. (structure) A trench or channel or different encasement construction for encasing (archaically spelled enchasing) drainpipes or wiring; a hole area within the wall of a constructing encasing air flow ducts, chimney flues, wires, cables or plumbing.
  3. The a part of a gun in entrance of the trunnions.
  4. The cavity of a mould.
  5. (shipbuilding) A sort of joint by which an overlap joint is modified to a flush joint via a progressively deepening rabbet, as on the ends of clinker-built boats.


chase (third-person singular easy current chases, current participle chasing, easy previous and previous participle chased)

  1. (transitive) To groove; indent.
  2. (transitive) To position piping or wiring in a groove encased inside a wall or ground, or in a hidden area encased by a wall.

    chase the pipe

  3. (transitive) To chop (the thread of a screw).
  4. (transitive) To brighten (steel) by engraving or embossing.


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