pastime

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Pastime — Pas time , v. i. To sport; to amuse one s self. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 pastime — pas|time [ˈpa:staım US ˈpæs ] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Translation of French passe temps pass time ] something that you do because you think it is enjoyable or interesting →↑hobby ▪ Reading was her favourite pastime …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 pastime — pas|time [ pæs,taım ] noun count something that you do regularly for fun in your free time: Skateboarding is the favorite pastime of many teenagers …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 pastime — noun (C) something that you do because you find it enjoyable or interesting: Reading was her favourite pastime …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 pastime — /ˈpastaɪm / (say pahstuym) noun that which serves to make time pass agreeably; amusement, or sport: to play cards for a pastime. {late Middle English, from pass (verb) + time} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 pastime — see he that would go to sea for pleasure, would go to hell for a pastime …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 17 pastime — noun Date: 15th century something that amuses and serves to make time pass agreeably ; diversion …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 pastime — noun /ˈpæs.taɪm/ That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; games Syn: amusement, diversion, hobby, sport …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 pastime — Synonyms and related words: amusement, avocation, by line, distraction, diversion, divertisement, divertissement, enjoyment, entertainment, fun, hobby, hobbyhorse, leisure, mirth, passe temps, play, pleasure, recreation, regalement, relaxation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 pastime — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. amusement, recreation, entertainment, play, diversion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. diversion, recreation, amusement, sport; see distraction 2 , entertainment 1 , 2 , game 1 , hobby . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students


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