What does hobby mean?

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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. 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.

  2. Angelica Varela:

    The black-footed ferrets prey on prairie dogs so it was once thought that elimination programs for the dogs, considered a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, were impacting the ferret population. Now, there was a concerted effort by the state to rebuild the black-footed ferret population. On a recent day, volunteers made their way to small-town Seligman and met for training on the first night inside a rented home in a rural neighborhood that Arizona Game and Fish uses for the operation. One of those volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. Robert Coonrod has been volunteering for five years. Though hes not a biologist, he enjoys helping out wildlife and found a new photography hobby while volunteering. HUNTERS TURN TO HIPSTERS TO HELP BOOST SPORTS DECLINING NUMBERS One of the volunteers is Robert Coonrod, who bought a pick-up truck and rigged it with overhead lights specifically for the night-time searches. ( Fox News) Were looking for a ferret to be outside his hole. We drive down, he gets curious, looks at the lights, you see the green eyes shine, and then its off to the races, Robert Coonrod said. Once the animalis spotted, volunteers run towardit and set up a trap. But they have to first hopscotch around prairie dog burrows that dot the landscape. Sometimes it can be very entertaining watching people run across a prairie dog colony because youre so focused on the ferret that you forget about all these holes on the ground, Holly Hicks said. Yeah, every one of us has tripped and fallen in a prairie dog hole after chasing after a ferret. ARIZONA MAN PICKED UP NEWBORN FAWN, TOOK IT TO LOCAL BAR, OFFICIALS SAY With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduate Angelica Varela, who will soon be starting an internship with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up( Fox News)( When I started) volunteering( for other wildlife organizations) and really getting boots on the ground and realizing the hard work that actually goes into it, its really important and its really satisfying being able to know that you had a part in helping a species, as conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  3. Deshawn Yeldell:

    When the hypocrites laugh at me My most Favorite hobby is to make them look foolish, haha! They try so hard to get a reaction to make you look ridiculous feeding off their own stupidity. -MillYentei

  4. juan gomez:

    im not who I am because of were ive been or who I know I am me for what I have done and continue doing living life is not a hobby its wat I do

  5. Ahmed Mohamed:

    My hobby is to invent stuff.

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