What does pastime mean?

Definitions for pastimeˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pastime.

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"


  1. pastime(n.)

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

  2. Origin: [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.]


  1. pastime(Noun)

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

  2. pastime(Verb)

    To sport; to amuse oneself.

  3. Origin: passe tyme, calqued on passe-temps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastime(noun)

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

  2. Pastime(verb)

    to sport; to amuse one's self

  3. Origin: [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pastime

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

Anagrams for pastime »

  1. site map, sitemap

  2. Site map

  3. Sitemap


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Benchley:

    Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.

  2. Elizabeth II:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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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