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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pursual:
Definition of Pursual
What does Pursual mean?
- the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
- synonyms of pursual: chase / following / pursuit
- more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another
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The English Dialect Dictionary: M-Q (1903)
by Joseph Wright
Pursual, sb. the act of urging with great earnestness ; (2) Pursuit, sb. an assault. (1) Bnff.1 ( 3) ...
The encyclopaedic dictionary (1886)
a new original work of reference to all the words in the English language, with a full account of their origin, meaning, pronunciation, and use ... by Robert Hunter
pursual— Puseyite 731 *pUT-8U'-al, s. [Eng. pursue); -aL] The act.
Universal Dictionary of the English Language: Ine-Rhe (1897)
by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris
pursual—. Puseyite. 3823 *pur -an'-al. ». [Eng. pursuit); -ai.] The act of pursuing ; pursuance. pur-atf-anfo, s. [ting, pursuant) ; -«.] The act of pursuing, following, or prosecuting ; a following after ; a carrying out or prosecuting of a design, order, ...
Universal dictionary of the English language (1898)
a new and original work presenting ... every word in the English language ... and an exhaustive encyclopaedia of all the arts and sciences by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris
pursual— Puseyite •pur su -al, s. ict of pursuing [Eng. pursuit); -aL] pursuance. The pur-siT-ance, s. [Eng. pursuant; -ce.] The act of pursuing, following, or prosecuting ; a following after ; a carrying out or prosecuting of a design, order, &c.
Dictionary of National Biography (1903)
by Sir Sidney Lee, Sir E. T. Williams, C. S. Nicholls, Robert Blake, Helen M. Palmer, L. G. Wickham Legg, John Reginald Homer Weaver, Henry William Carless Davis
temporarily pardoned, but soon denounced again ; appeared with force at Leith and was an successfully pursual by James, 1594 ; expelled from England; again joined the catholic lords in the north, 1594 ; fled from Caithness to Normandy, ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
pursual (per-su'al), n. [< pursue + -a/.] The act of pursuing ; pursuit ...
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Scrabble value of P3U1R1S1U1A1L1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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