pastime
Pronunciation
  • (British, GA) IPA: /ˈpæs.taɪm/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɑːs.taɪm/
Noun

pastime (plural pastimes)

  1. Something which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably
    Chatting is a pleasant pastime.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part I, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
Synonyms Translations Verb

pastime (pastimes, present participle pastiming; past and past participle pastimed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) to sport; to amuse oneself



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