Associations to the word «Pastime»
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
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".
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