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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chase  \Chase\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chased};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Chasing}.]  [OF.  chacier  F.  chasser,  fr  (assumed)  LL 
  captiare  fr  L.  captare  to  strive  to  seize.  See  {Catch}.] 
  1.  To  pursue  for  the  purpose  of  killing  or  taking,  as  an 
  enemy,  or  game;  to  hunt. 
 
  We  are  those  which  chased  you  from  the  field. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Philologists,  who  chase  A  panting  syllable  through 
  time  and  place  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  Chased  by  their  brother's  endless  malice  from  prince 
  to  prince  and  from  place  to  place  --Knolles. 
 
  3.  To  pursue  eagerly,  as  hunters  pursue  game. 
 
  Chasing  each  other  merrily.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chase  \Chase\,  n.  [F.  ch['a]se,  fr  L.  capsa  box,  case.  See 
  {Case}  a  box.]  (Print.) 
  1.  A  rectangular  iron  frame  in  which  pages  or  columns  of  type 
  are  imposed. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  The  part  of  a  cannon  from  the  re["e]nforce  or  the 
  trunnions  to  the  swell  of  the  muzzle.  See  {Cannon}. 
 
  3.  A  groove,  or  channel,  as  in  the  face  of  a  wall;  a  trench, 
  as  for  the  reception  of  drain  tile. 
 
  4.  (Shipbuilding)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chase  \Chase\,  v.  i. 
  To  give  chase;  to  hunt;  as  to  chase  around  after  a  doctor. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chase  \Chase\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  chasse,  fr  chasser.  See  {Chase},  v.] 
  1.  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.  ``This  mad  chase  of  fame.''  --Dryden. 
 
  You  see  this  chase  is  hotly  followed.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  pursued  or  hunted. 
 
  Nay,  Warwick,  seek  thee  out  some  other  chase,  For  I 
  myself  must  hunt  this  deer  to  death.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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.  [Eng.] 
 
  4.  (Court  Tennis)  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. 
 
  {Chase  gun}  (Naut.),  a  cannon  placed  at  the  bow  or  stern  of 
  an  armed  vessel,  and  used  when  pursuing  an  enemy,  or  in 
  defending  the  vessel  when  pursued. 
 
  {Chase  port}  (Naut.),  a  porthole  from  which  a  chase  gun  is 
  fired. 
 
  {Stern  chase}  (Naut.),  a  chase  in  which  the  pursuing  vessel 
  follows  directly  in  the  wake  of  the  vessel  pursued. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chase  \Chase\,  v.  t.  [A  contraction  of  enchase.] 
  1.  To  ornament  (a  surface  of  metal)  by  embossing,  cutting 
  away  parts  and  the  like 
 
  2.  To  cut,  so  as  to  make  a  screw  thread. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chase 
  n  :  the  act  of  pursuing  [syn:  {pursuit},  {following}] 
  v  1:  go  after  with  the  intent  to  catch  [syn:  {chase  after},  {trail}, 
  {tail},  {tag},  {dog},  {go  after},  {track}] 
  2:  pursue  someone  sexually  or  romantically  [syn:  {chase  after}] 
  3:  cut  a  groove  into  "chase  silver" 
  4:  cut  a  furrow  into  a  columns  [syn:  {furrow},  {chamfer}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Chase,  AK  (CDP,  FIPS  12350) 
  Location:  62.44907  N,  150.10176  W 
  Population  (1990):  38  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  93.5  sq  km  (land),  2.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Chase,  KS  (city,  FIPS  12650) 
  Location:  38.35567  N,  98.34840  W 
  Population  (1990):  577  (285  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67524 
  Chase,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49623 




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