Definition of Pastime

1. Noun. A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly). "They criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

Exact synonyms: Interest, Pursuit
Generic synonyms: Diversion, Recreation
Specialized synonyms: Avocation, By-line, Hobby, Pursuit, Sideline, Spare-time Activity
Derivative terms: Pursue

Definition of Pastime

1. n. That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion.

2. v. i. To sport; to amuse one's self.

Definition of Pastime

1. Noun. That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; games ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To sport; to amuse oneself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pastime

1. a recreational activity [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pastime

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Literary usage of Pastime

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1901)
"Two hundred and twenty yard run— Won by JH Kent, pastime AC ; PA ... pastime AC. 30 ft. 10 in., third. Throwing the hammer—Won by PJ ..."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1920)
"Our extracts are, we may add, selected from The pastime of Pleasure : his minor poems are best forgotten. I. CHURTON COLLINS. ..."

3. The English Poets by Thomas Humphry Ward, Matthew Arnold (1901)
"Our extracts are, we may add, selected from The pastime of Pleasure : his minor poems are best forgotten. VOL, IJ CHURTON COLLINS. ..."

4. Mr. Punch's History of Modern England by Charles Larcom Graves (1922)
"SPORT AND pastime THE chronicles of sport and pastime from the early ... In the interval sport and pastime had become an international preoccupation. ..."

5. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"Games for pastime and recreation.—The usual objections to gambling have hardly any application where the obis not gain, but recreation and pastime, ..."

6. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"Games for pastime and recreation.—The usual objections to gambling have hardly any application where the object is not gain, but recreation and pastime, ..."

7. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"Games for pastime and recreation.—The usual objections to gambling have hardly any application where the object is not gain, but recreation and pastime, ..."

8. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"... then at length should they range at will and perform no other service, save as a pastime, those, I mean, who are to live happily and who, after death, ..."

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