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Definitions for pastime
ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-pas·time

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastime, interest, pursuitnoun

    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. pastimenoun

    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. pastimenoun

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

    Etymology: passe tyme, calqued on passe-temps.

  2. pastimeverb

    To sport; to amuse oneself.

    Etymology: passe tyme, calqued on passe-temps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastimenoun

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

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

  2. Pastimeverb

    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. Laura Bush:

    I was shocked, george had never even looked at art…he read Churchill’s little essay ‘Painting as a Pastime,’ and at the same time he got an app on his iPad where he could draw stick figures; when he was on the road he’d draw himself at a podium giving a speech, sending it to me, and somehow he started thinking about becoming a painter.

  2. Robert Benchley:

    Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.

  3. Elizabeth II:

    It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Forget and forgive the pastime. Each one of us should unite in the name of humanity, love, harmony, and peace. The boundary walls execute not the problems and damage. However, if one cannot open that, one may open the lack of heart, mind, and eyes, which constitutes only the hatred and enmity, for nothing. India and Pakistan should feel and remove such evil elements from their agencies that hinder to peace and welfare of both sides people. No one will help if one cannot decide and encourage peace and love. Each one of us should realize the speed of the world; it is time to feed, educate and save the people, not to kill them for hatred or evil purposes.

  5. Ron Radigonda:

    Japan is very competitive in softball and baseball. It really is the national pastime there and because of that and... how well it is being played around the world, that we have a great opportunity to get back on the program, the competition level is very high, we are covering the globe with players from all over.

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