What does hobby mean?

Definitions for hobby
ˈhɒb ihob·by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity(noun)

    an auxiliary activity

  2. 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

  3. hobby, Falco subbuteo(noun)

    small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds

Wiktionary

  1. hobby(Noun)

    An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.

    I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby.

  2. hobby(Noun)

    An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the Irish Hobby

  3. hobby(Noun)

    Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco, especially Falco subbuteo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobby(noun)

    a small, strong-winged European falcon (Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking

    Etymology: [OE. hobi; cf. OF. hobe, hob, F. hobereau a hobby, a species of falcon. OF. hober to move, stir. Cf. Hobby a horse.]

  2. Hobby(noun)

    alt. of Hobbyhorse

    Etymology: [OE. hobi; cf. OF. hobe, hob, F. hobereau a hobby, a species of falcon. OF. hober to move, stir. Cf. Hobby a horse.]

Freebase

  1. Hobby

    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

  1. Hobby

    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).]

  2. Hobby

    hob′i, n. a small species of falcon. [O. Fr. hobé, hobet—Low L. hobetus; prob. O. Fr. hober, to move.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hobby

    An activity 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.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 5, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobby in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hobby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hobby in a Sentence

  1. Bob Ross:

    I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.

  2. Cometan:

    Looking up at the worlds beyond our own will always be my favourite hobby.

  3. Noel Hogan:

    We wrote them as kids, as a hobby and 30 years later they are on radio and on TV, like all the time... That's far more than any of us ever thought we would have, that would make Dolores really happy because she was very precious about those songs. Her babies, she called them and to have that hopefully long after we're gone... that's all any band can wish for.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Our constitutional liberties should not be subject to the whims of the current administration, and – whether Hobby Lobby or the Little Sisters of the Poor – people of faith should not be made to bow down at the altar of political correctness.

  5. Phyllis Mcginley:

    A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.

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