What does pastime mean?

Definitions for pastime
ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-pas·time

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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"

GCIDE

  1. pastime(n.)

    That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; as, that great American pastime, baseball.

    Etymology: [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.]

Wiktionary

  1. pastime(Noun)

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

    Etymology: passe tyme, calqued on passe-temps.

  2. pastime(Verb)

    To sport; to amuse oneself.

    Etymology: passe tyme, calqued on passe-temps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastime(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.]

  2. Pastime(verb)

    to sport; to amuse one's self

    Etymology: [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pastime

    pas′tīm, n. that which serves to pass away the time: amusement: recreation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastime in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastime in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pastime in a Sentence

  1. Lee Moon:

    This appears to be remarkably poor judgement from Tesco, fox hunting is an illegal, archaic pastime that's abhorred by the majority of the population.

  2. Cesare Pavese:

    Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.

  3. Robert Benchley:

    Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.

  4. Ivette Rodriguez:

    This is such a moment for us to celebrate as a community and, you know, it's a big deal, america is going to see three Latinas on the most important American pastime.

  5. Hunter S. Thompson:

    There is a progression of understanding vis-?-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -- physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years.

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