Definition of Hobbies
1. Noun. (plural of hobby) ¹
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Definition of Hobbies
1. hobby [n] - See also: hobby
Medical Definition of Hobbies
1. Leisure activities engaged in for pleasure. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Hobbies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Outlines of Child Study: A Manual for Parents and Teachers by Benjamin Charles Gruenberg, Child Study Association of America (1922)
"hobbies The hobbies of adults represent the more highly individualized remains of early play ... The foundation for hobbies must be laid before adolescence, ..."
2. The Private Library: What We Do Know, what We Don't Know, what We Ought to by Arthur Lee Humphreys (1897)
"I cannot omit saying that if Lord Crawford's example were followed by a few more rich men, they would find therein very amusing hobbies. ..."
3. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"... resolutions and speeches on this subject—Shawneetown Bank—Conditional contract with that institution—Dr. Anderson—The true art of riding hobbies. ..."
4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1903)
"The defendant, Miles Ayrault, however, claims that this matter of the claim of the hobbies was frequently discussed between him and the Smiths during the ..."
5. Oceana, Or, England and Her Colonies by James Anthony Froude (1887)
"Sir George Grey's Island—Climate—House—Curiosities—Sir George's views on Cape politics—His hobbies—Opinions on federation—Island retainers—Their notion of ..."
6. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"... truth of his analogy tormented Father Castel, it did not deter him from riding his hobbies and making of himself a target for the mockeries of Voltaire. ..."
7. Recreations of a Literary Man: Or, Does Writing Pay? by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1882)
"THE refinements, hobbies, " fads," etc., connected with books are not one whit behind the manias for blue china, Queen Anne furniture, ..."