Definitions for pastimeˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pas•timeˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-(n.)

  1. something, as a game, sport, or hobby, that serves to make time pass agreeably.

Origin of pastime:

1480–90; earlier pas(s)e tyme, trans. of MF passe-temps

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastime, interest, pursuit(noun)

    a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

    "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pastime(noun)ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-

    an activity sb does in their spare time for pleasure

    hobbies and pastimes


  1. pastime(Noun)

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

  2. pastime(Verb)

    To sport; to amuse oneself.

  3. Origin: passe tyme, calqued on passe-temps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastime(noun)

    that which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion

  2. Pastime(verb)

    to sport; to amuse one's self

Translations for pastime

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an occupation which one enjoys and takes part in during one's spare time; a hobby

Playing chess is his favourite pastime.

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