A pastime is any hobby or activity that you do to pass the time. Usually, people enjoy their pastimes.

When baseball was more popular, it was called the "national pastime," because so many people enjoyed watching or playing it. Baseball is still a major pastime, as are many other sports. Other pastimes include listening to music, playing music, watching TV, playing video games, playing with your dog, and any kind of hobby. Whenever you're awake and not working, you're probably enjoying a pastime.

Definitions of pastime

n a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

“sailing is her favorite pastime
“his main pastime is gambling”
interest, pursuit
avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity
an auxiliary activity
spelaeology, speleology
the pastime of exploring caves
Type of:
diversion, recreation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

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