Associations to the word «Pastime»

Wiktionary

PASTIME, noun. That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; games.
PASTIME, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) to sport; to amuse oneself

Dictionary definition

PASTIME, noun. 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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats