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pastime


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pastime  \Pas"time`\,  n.  [Pass  +  time:  cf  F.  passetemps.] 
  That  which  amuses,  and  serves  to  make  time  pass  agreeably; 
  sport;  amusement;  diversion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pastime  \Pas"time`\,  v.  i. 
  To  sport;  to  amuse  one's  self  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pastime 
  n  :  a  subject  or  pursuit  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 
  interests"  [syn:  {interest}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PASTIME,  n.  A  device  for  promoting  dejection.  Gentle  exercise  for 
  intellectual  debility. 
 
 




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