pastime

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noun pas·time \ˈpas-ˌtīm\

Definition of pastime

  1. :  something that amuses and serves to make time pass agreeably :  diversion Her favorite pastime is gardening. Baseball has been a national pastime for many years.

Examples of pastime in a sentence

  1. Baseball has been a national pastime for years.

15th Century

First Known Use of pastime

15th century


PASTIME Defined for English Language Learners

pastime

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noun pas·time \ˈpas-ˌtīm\

Definition of pastime for English Language Learners

  • : an activity that you enjoy doing during your free time


PASTIME Defined for Kids

pastime

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noun pas·time \ˈpas-ˌtīm\

Definition of pastime for Students

  1. :  something (as a hobby) that helps to make time pass pleasantly



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