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 activitynoun

    an auxiliary activity

  2. hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horsenoun

    a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride

  3. hobby, Falco subbuteonoun

    small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds

Wiktionary

  1. hobbynoun

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

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

  2. hobbynoun

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

  3. hobbynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hobbynoun

    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. Hobbynoun

    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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  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. Jessica Corradini of Verona:

    I can say that [ baking ] is saving my days and my mind, it has never been more important to have a hobby than it is now.

  2. Florine Gruen Goldfarb:

    I may be 76 going on 77 but I am not an old lady. I have been active in politics for 10 years. Worked on many campaigns. In between my hobby is dancing, such as line dancing, couple dancing such as cha-cha, west and East Coast swing dances.

  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. Joe Orlando:

    The Thomas Newman collection exhibits the kind of depth and level of quality that are rarely achieved, during Thomas Newman lifetime, Thomas Newman was a custodian of some of the most historically important cards, the iconic pillars of our hobby.

  5. Jessica Corradini of Verona:

    I enjoy the fact that bread making is a slow process, which goes against the rapid lives that we live normally, making bread is slow and engaging, therefore it's a privilege. Having time and energy to dedicate to this hobby is a privilege. [ And ] it's exciting, because you never know the outcome.

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. bibulous
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    • C. lacerate
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