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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun chase:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb chase:


The word chase is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun chase

What does chase mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chases

  1. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
  2. United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
  3. a rectangular metal frame used in letterpress printing to hold together the pages or columns of composed type that are printed at one time
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: frame = the framework for a pair of eyeglasses

Alternative definition of the noun chase


  1. The action of the verb "to chase".
  2. A hunt.
  3. [British] A large country estate where game may be shot or hunted.
  4. Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war.
  5. [nautical] Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase.
  6. A metal frame in which metal type and blocks are placed and held ready to print by letterpress.
  7. [printing] A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate making.
  8. A groove cut in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
  9. A trench or channel for drainpipes or wiring.
  10. The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
  11. The cavity of a mold.

Specialised definition of the noun chase

Glossary of sports / cycling

the pursuit, usually by a group of riders, of another group that's farther ahead, often one engaged in a breakaway

Glossary of sports / real tennis

a point which is held in abeyance. It is made when a ball enters a gallery (except the winning gallery) or falls on the floor (bounces a second time). Lines measured in yards and marked on the court floor indicate the quality of the chase. The nearer the ball drops to the end wail the better the chase. The opponent needs to make a better chase to win the point

Definition of the verb chase

What does chase mean as a doing word?

Chase is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: chased | chasing | chases

  1. go after with the intent to catch
    • examples: The policeman chased the mugger down the alley | the dog chased the rabbit | They chase the car down the avenue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jackie chased the thief
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]Jackie chased the thief down the street
      [Agent - being] [Verb] after [Theme]Jackie chased after the thief

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): follow, pursue, shadow, tail, track, trail.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of chase: chase after / dog / give chase / go after / tag / tail / track / trail
    • more generic words: follow / pursue = follow in or as if in pursuit
    • more specific terms:
  2. pursue someone sexually or romantically
    • example: Sam cannot chase Sue
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of chase: chase after
    • more generic words: court / romance / solicit / woo = make amorous advances towards
  3. cut a groove into
    • example: chase silver
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  4. cut a furrow into a columns
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of chase: chamfer / furrow
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument

Alternative definition of the verb chase


  1. [transitive] To pursue, to follow at speed.
  2. [transitive] To hunt.
  3. [transitive, nautical] To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her
  4. [transitive, cricket] To attempt to win by scoring the required number of runs in the final innings.
  5. [transitive, baseball] To swing at a pitch outside of the strike zone, typically an outside pitch
  6. [transitive, baseball] To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed
  7. [transitive] To groove; indent.
  8. [transitive] To cut (the thread of a screw).
  9. [transitive] To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.


Chase: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., doing business as Chase, is a national bank that constitutes the consumer and commercial banking subsidiary of the multinational banking corporation JPMorgan Chase. The bank was known as Chase Manhattan Bank until it merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. in 2000. Chase Manhattan Bank was formed by the merger of the Chase National Bank and the Bank of the Manhattan Company in 1955. The bank is headquartered in Chicago, since its merger with Bank One Corporation in 2004. In 2008, the bank acquired the deposits and most assets of Washington Mutual.

  • also known as JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association; CHEMICAL BANK; JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association; CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; CHASE MANHATTAN BANK USA NA; CHASE BANK USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • official website:


  1. Chase a.k.a. Chevy Chase: Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before he moved into comedy and began acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show.
  2. Chase is a member of the musical group, Chase & Status.
    • also known as Saul Milton, Saul Gregory Milton
    • nationality: United Kingdom
    • profession: Singer-songwriter, musician, keyboard player, disc jockey, guitarist
    • member of musical group Chase & Status (Keyboard) since

There are other people with in their name, like Chase Coy, Chase Kim, Dan Chase, Hal Chase, Jay Chase, Jon Chase, Ken Chase, Kim Chase, Lee Chase, liz chase and many others.


  1. Chase: The band Chase was created in 1970 by Bill Chase, Ted Piercefield, Alan Ware, and Jerry Van Blair, all veteran jazz trumpeters who were also adept at vocals and arranging. They were backed up by a rhythm section consisting of Phil Porter on keyboards, Angel South on guitar, Dennis Johnson on bass, and Jay Burrid on percussion. Rounding out the group was Terry Richards, who was featured as lead vocalist on the first album. In April 1971, the band released their debut album, Chase, which contains Chase's best-known song, "Get It On", released as a single that spent 13 weeks on the charts beginning in May 1971. The song features what Jim Szantor of Downbeat magazine called "the hallmark of the Chase brass—complex cascading lines; a literal waterfall of trumpet timbre and technique". The band received a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, but was edged out by rising star Carly Simon.
    • members:
    • albums: "Chase", "Ennea", "Chase / Ennea / Pure Music", "Listen To Her Sing", "Watch Closely Now", "Pure Music"
    • nomination: - nominated to Grammy Award for Best New Artist
  2. Chase is a musical group.
    • album: "Chase"
  3. Chase is a musical group.
  4. Chase is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Slow Chase, Chase the Sun, Circuit Chase, After the chase, Chase Long Beach, Belle Chase Hotel, A Chase Worthwhile and The Downfall of Richard Chase.


  1. Chase is a fictional character in the 2008 film Step Up 2: The Streets.
  2. Chase a.k.a. Chase Davenport is a fictional character from the TV series Lab Rats.
  3. Chase: Young Chase is a fictional character from the 2011 film Following Chase.

There are other characters with in their name, like Ben Chase, Ray Chase, Bill Chase, Brad Chase, Chip Chase, Emmy Chase, Jack Chase, Jane Chase, John Chase, Kate Chase, Mrs. Chase, Owen Chase, Aaron Chase, Chase Myers, Chase Stein, Chase Young, Chris Chase, Daryl Chase, David Chase and Jerry Chase.


"Chase" is Dean Koontz's first hardcover novel, originally written under the name K. R. Dwyer and released in 1972, it was revised and reissued in 1995 within Strange Highways.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Horror, Speculative fiction, Psychological thriller, Suspense
  • copyright: 1972


  1. Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as executive producers for the one-hour drama. The series originally aired on Mondays at 10:00 pm ET/9:00 pm CT and premiered on September 20, 2010. After the mid-season break, Chase returned on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT On October 19, 2010, the network ordered a full season consisting of 22 episodes, but this order was cut to 18 in December. On February 3, 2011, the show was put on "a hiatus" with no plan regarding the remaining episodes. On April 6, 2011, NBC announced the remaining five episodes would be broadcast on Saturday nights beginning on April 23, 2011. Later the show was replaced by Harry's Law.
  2. "Chase" is a 2010 Bollywood action film directed by Jagmohan Mundhra, who has previously directed films such as Shoot on Sight and Provoked. The film stars Anuj Saxena, Udita Goswami, Sameer Kochhar and Tareena Patel in the lead roles, while Gulshan Grover makes a special appearance. The film was released on 30 April 2010.
  3. Chase is an American television series that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1973 to August 28, 1974. The show was a production of Jack Webb's Mark VII Limited for Universal Television and marked the first show created by Stephen J. Cannell, who later became known for creating and/or producing his own programs, including NBC's The A-Team.
  4. "Chase" is a 2012 short animation film directed by Adriaan Lokman and written by Liesbeth Konink, Sébastien Ors, Nicolas Schmerkin and Adriaan Lokman.


  1. "Chase" or "The Chase" is an instrumental by Giorgio Moroder from his Academy Award-winning soundtrack album Midnight Express. It was an electronic instrumental that was subsequently extended and released as maxi single and made the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in January 1979, listing as high as #33.
    • also known as Chase (Theme from "Midnight Express")
    • music by Giorgio Moroder
  2. "Chase" is Kumi Koda's 12th domestic CD single. The title song is the ending theme for ANB's program Summers to Yuka no ayashii××kashi chau no kayo!!.
    • also known as Chase (คุมิ โคดะ)
    • lyrics by Kumi Koda
  3. "Chase" is a 1978 single album by Giorgio Moroder.
    • also known as The Chase (Remixes), The Chase (The Classic Mixes Europe), The Chase (The Classic Mixes US), The Chase
    • released in (38 years ago)
  4. "Chase" is the fortieth single by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on December 21, 2011. The single reached number 2 on the Oricon chart, selling 71,894 copies in the first week.
  5. "Chase": Chase was the debut album by jazz-rock fusion band Chase.
  6. "Chase" is the fourth album from pop group Djumbo.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (5 years ago)
  7. "Chase" is a musical single of Wreckage Inc..
    • released on (18 years ago)
  8. "Chase" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Chase" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "Chase" is a musical single of Trance Atlantic Air Waves.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  11. "Chase" is a composition.


  1. Chase is a village located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of roughly 2,500, and its main industries are forestry and tourism. It is located at the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake, which is the source of the South Thompson River. Chase Creek, which drops over three small waterfalls before flowing through the town, enters the South Thompson just below the lake's outlet.
  2. Chase is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. It is approximately seventy-three miles northwest of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 477. Chase was founded in 1880.
  3. Chase is an unincorporated community in eastern Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
  4. Chase Township is a civil township of Lake County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,194 at the 2000 census.
  5. Chase is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 34 at the 2010 census.
  6. Chase is a town in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,082 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Chase and South Chase are located in the town. The unincorporated community of Krakow is also located partially in the town.
  7. Chase is an unincorporated community in Grant Township, Benton County, Indiana, United States. Though virtually extinct, Chase still persists on state and county maps and retains a single business in the form of grain elevators operated by Boswell Chase Grain, Inc. A few miles away is the Kamp Motor Speedway.
  8. Chase a.k.a. Chase, Alabama: Chase is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Alabama. The community was a railroad stop.
  9. CHASE is an Aviation waypoint.

There are other places with in their name, like Fox Chase, Chase Hill, Deer Chase, Chase Tower, Chevy Chase, Mount Chase, Auburn Chase, Chase County, Cannock Chase, Waltham Chase, Beaumont Chase, Fox Chase Farm, Hatfield Chase, The Great Chase, Chase Distillery, Chevy Chase View, The Chase School, Chase-Lloyd House, North Chevy Chase.


  1. Chase is a comic book character.
  2. Chase: In the United Kingdom a chase is a type of common land used for hunting to which there are no specifically designated officers and laws but instead reserved hunting rights for one or more persons. Similarly, a Royal Chase is a type of Crown Estate by the same description, but where certain rights are reserved for a member of the British Royal Family.
  3. Chase: A chase is an electrical application where strings of adjacent light bulbs cycle on and off frequently to give the illusion of lights moving along the string. With computerized lighting consoles, building chase sequences has become easier, while previously chases used mechanical means, such as a wheel with an electrified spindle which strikes electrical contacts for each circuit.
    • also known as Chasing lights
  4. The Chase is a simple fixed-point algorithm testing and enforcing implication of data dependencies in database systems. It plays important roles in database theory as well as in practice. It is used, directly or indirectly, on an everyday basis by people who design databases, and it is used in commercial systems to reason about the consistency and correctness of a data design. New applications of the chase in meta-data management and data exchange are still being discovered.
  5. Chase was a Philippine television network owned and produced by Solar Entertainment Corporation. thru Solar TV Network, Inc. It is the sister of the networks Talk TV, ETC, 2nd Avenue, Universal Channel, Jack TV, Basketball TV, Solar Sports, The Game Channel and Diva Universal. It was formerly available over and also broadcast via BEAM Channel 31. Launched on December 24, 2011, its programming is more focus on suspense, science fiction, and drama series. It dissolved its operations on October 19, 2012 as it has been replaced by Jack City, the secondary network channel of Jack TV, although some of its programs are still carried over by the said network station channel.
  6. Chase is a cataloged instance, musical recording.

Phrases with Chase

Phrases starting with the word Chase:

  1. Chase Up
  2. Chase gun
  3. chase off
  4. chase away
  5. Chase Down
  6. chase port
  7. Chase Tail
  8. chase after
  9. Chase plane
  10. Chase Threeawn
  11. Chase a Rainbow

Phrases ending with the word Chase:

  1. Car Chase
  2. Run Chase
  3. give chase
  4. Kiss Chase
  5. paper chase
  6. Diagram Chase
  7. to give chase
  8. salmon p. chase

Other phrase containing the word Chase:

  1. to chase away

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chase

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Google previewOxford Dictionary of Proverbs (2015)

by Jennifer Speake

A STERN chase is a long chase A stern chase is one in which the pursuing ship follows directly in the wake of the one that is being pursued, particularly relevant in the days of sailing ships when both vessels had to rely upon the wind. D 1823 ...

Google previewSouthern Food (1987)

At Home, on the Road, in History by John Egerton

Dooky Chase is the classiest black-owned restaurant in the city.

The cuisine at Dooky Chase is an authentic blend of Louisiana Creole elements — African, French, Spanish, Southern. One of...

Google previewAdvances in Databases and Information Systems (2011)

15th International Conference, ADBIS 2011, Vienna, Austria, September 20-23, 2011, Proceedings by Johann Eder, Mária Bieliková, A Min Tjoa

The chase procedure (or simply chase) is a fundamental algorithmic tool introduced for checking implication of dependencies [27], and later for checking query containment [24]. Informally, the chase is a process of repairing a database w.r.t. a ...

Google previewConceptual Modeling – ER 2011 (2011)

30th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Brussels, Belgium, October 31 - November 3, 2011. Proceedings by Manfred Jeusfeld, Lois Delcambre, Tok Wang Ling

The chase procedure (or simply chase) is a fundamental algorithmic tool introduced for checking implication of dependencies [18], and later for checking query containment [16]. Informally, the chase is a process of repairing a database w.r.t. a ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms Explained (1893)

In Alphabetical Order, with Copius Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

The leading idea in the word Hunt is that of searching after; the leading idea in the word Chase is that of driving away,

Google previewThe Sportsman's Dictionary; Or, The Gentleman's Companion for Town and Country (1800)

Containing ... Instructions for ... Hunting ... Fishing ... Cocking ... With the Various Methods to be Observed in Breeding ... of Horses ... Also, the Management of ... Ducks ... Singing-birds, Etc. ...

The next chase is that of the fox ; which although it is a recreation much in use, and highly applauded inconvenient for the...

Google previewThe Sportsman's Dictionary (1800)

Or The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and Country. Containing Full and Particular Instructions for Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking, Hawking, Etc. with the Various Methods to be Observed in Breeding and Dieting of Horses ...

The next chase is that of the fox ; which although it is a recreation much in use, and highly applauded by the generality...

Google previewSlang. A dictionary of the turf, the ring, the chase, the pit, of bon-ton, and the varieties of life, forming the completest and most authentic lexicon balatronicum ... of the sporting world, etc (1823)

by Jon BEE (pseud. [i.e. John Badcock.])

Challenge—(Chase ;) at the finding of game, the good hounds open or challenge , curs ...

Google previewNaval Text-book, and Dictionary (1862)

For the Use of the Midshipmen of the U.S. Navy by Benjamin J. Totten

Chase (in Naval Tactics). The vessel pursued by another. Bow, or Stern-chasers, are guns placed in the forward or after part of a vessel, pointing ahead, or astern. Chaser. Is the vessel pursuing another. Chasing (in Naval Tactics). The ant of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1901)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

Chase, since deceased, and in the ...

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Quotes about Chase

The Success does not chase the successful
The successful chases the success

The dream does not chase the dreamer
The dreamer chases the dream

I will chase my success
I will chase my dream

My dream is; success (Ryan Merkel)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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