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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"


  1. pastimenoun

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


  1. pastimenoun

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

  2. pastimeverb

    To sport; to amuse oneself.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pastimenoun

    Sport; amusement; diversion.

    Etymology: pass and time.

    It was more requisite for Zelmane’s hurt to rest, than sit up at those pastimes; but she, that felt no wound but one, earnestly desired to have the pastorals. Philip Sidney, b. i.

    I’ll be as patient as a gentle stream,
    And make a pastime of each weary step,
    ’Till the last step has brought me to my love. William Shakespeare.

    Pastime passing excellent,
    If husbanded with modesty. William Shakespeare.

    With these
    Find pastime, and bear rule; thy realm is large. John Milton.

    A man, much addicted to luxury, recreation and pastime, should never pretend to devote himself entirely to the sciences, unless his soul be so refined, that he can taste these entertainments eminently in his closet. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastimenoun

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

  2. Pastimeverb

    to sport; to amuse one's self

  3. 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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  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. 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.

  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. 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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