Pastime
Pastime Pas"time`, n. [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.] That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pastime — Pas time , v. i. To sport; to amuse one s self. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pastime — (n.) late 15c., passe tyme recreation, diversion, amusement, sport, formed on model of M.Fr. passe temps (15c.), from passe, imperative of passer to pass (see PASS (Cf. pass) (v.)) + temps time …   Etymology dictionary

  • pastime — [n] leisure activity amusement, distraction, diversion, entertainment, fun, fun and games*, game, hobby, play, recreation, relaxation, sport; concept 363 Ant. profession, task, work …   New thesaurus

  • pastime — ► NOUN ▪ an activity done regularly for enjoyment; a hobby. ORIGIN from PASS(Cf. ↑passer) + TIME(Cf. ↑time) …   English terms dictionary

  • pastime — [pas′tīm΄] n. [LME passe tyme, transl. of Fr passe temps] a way of spending spare time pleasantly; anything done for recreation or diversion, as a hobby …   English World dictionary

  • pastime — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ enjoyable, pleasurable ▪ favourite/favorite, popular ▪ dangerous ▪ national ▪ Eat …   Collocations dictionary

  • pastime — n. the national pastime (in America the national pastime is baseball) * * * [ pɑːstaɪm] the national pastime (in America the national pastime is baseball) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pastime — UK [ˈpɑːsˌtaɪm] / US [ˈpæsˌtaɪm] noun [countable] Word forms pastime : singular pastime plural pastimes something that you do regularly for fun in your free time Skateboarding is the favourite pastime of many teenagers …   English dictionary

  • pastime — [[t]pɑ͟ːstaɪm, pæ̱s [/t]] pastimes N COUNT A pastime is something that you do in your spare time because you enjoy it or are interested in it. His favourite pastime is golf. Syn: hobby …   English dictionary

  • pastime — /pas tuym , pahs /, n. something that serves to make time pass agreeably; a pleasant means of amusement, recreation, or sport: to play cards as a pastime. [1480 90; earlier pas(s)e tyme, trans. of MF passe temps] Syn. entertainment, hobby,… …   Universalium

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