avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(noun)
an auxiliary activity
hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse(noun)
a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
hobby, Falco subbuteo(noun)
small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds
An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby.
An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the Irish Hobby
Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco, especially Falco subbuteo.
a small, strong-winged European falcon (Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking
alt. of Hobbyhorse
Origin: [OE. hobi; cf. OF. hobe, hob, F. hobereau a hobby, a species of falcon. OF. hober to move, stir. Cf. Hobby a horse.]
A hobby is a regularly undertaken activity that is done for pleasure, typically, during one's leisure time. Hobbies can include: the collection of themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, along with many more examples. By continually participating in a particular hobby, one can acquire substantial skill and knowledge in that area. Generally speaking, a person who engages in an activity solely for fun is called an amateur, as opposed to a professional who engages in an activity for reward. An amateur may be as skilled as a professional, the principle difference being that a professional receives compensation while an amateur does not.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hob′i, n. a strong, active horse: a pacing horse: a subject on which one is constantly setting off, as in 'to ride' or 'to mount a hobby:' a favourite pursuit.—n. Hobb′y-horse, a stick or figure of a horse on which boys ride: one of the chief parts played in the ancient morris-dance: (Shak.) a term of contempt for a loose and frivolous person, male or female.—adj. Hobb′y-hor′sical, having a hobby: eccentric.—ns. Hobb′yism; Hobb′yist, one who rides a hobby.—adj. Hobb′yless. [M. E. hobyn, hoby, prob. Hob, a by-form of Rob. Hence also O. Fr. hobin, hobi (Fr. aubin).]
hob′i, n. a small species of falcon. [O. Fr. hobé, hobet—Low L. hobetus; prob. O. Fr. hober, to move.]
An activity or pastime experienced for joy, pleasure or love.
My sisters hobby is making small toys from a variety of materials, she sits for hours in the garden shed and puts so much time and effort, she then gives them to the local charity shop, they love them and sell them regularly and look forward to seeing her.
The numerical value of hobby in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of hobby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.
My only hobby is laziness, which naturally rules out all others.
It is a hobby, but I like it very much and I think it's part of me.
I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.
I'm in the business. It's not a hobby, it's something I'm very serious about and I love the results of what's happened with this wine.
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- hobby, koníčekCzech
- hobby, lærkefalkDanish
- Steckenpferd, HobbyGerman
- πάρεργο, χόμπι, χόμπυGreek
- ŝatokupo, hobioEsperanto
- afición, pasatiempo, alcotán, hobbySpanish
- mieliharrastus, harrastus, nuolihaukka, harrasteFinnish
- passe-temps, hobereau, hobbyFrench
- shirragh corranaghManx
- hobby, passatemporeInterlingua
- hobby, falco, passatempo, falconeItalian
- აჩემებული რამGeorgian
- 취미, 새홀리기Korean
- oblectatio, voluptas, deliciumLatin
- runaruna, mahi tākaroMāori
- hobby, vrijetijdsbestedingDutch
- hobby, kobuzPolish
- hobby, passatempo, ógeaPortuguese
- увлечение, конёк, хобби, чеглокRussian
- хоби, hobiSerbo-Croatian
- hobby, lärkfalkSwedish
- hobi, merakTurkish
- sở thích riêngVietnamese
- löfäl, livüpajäfVolapük
- passe-tins, pasmint d' tinsWalloon
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