Definition of "pastime" []

  • An activity that occupies one's spare time pleasantly: Sailing is her favorite pastime. (noun)
  • An activity or entertainment which makes time pass pleasantly (noun)

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Use "pastime" in a sentence
  • "Another pastime is the Saturday night dance, attended ... by couples attired all the way from slacks and boots to the latest Hollywood fashion."
  • "As a person who spends her time immersed in the Middle Ages, I would ordinarily be the first to point out how irrelevant this pastime is to modern society."
  • "Homer Simpson's description of America's favorite pastime is more true than ever after all these years, and to kick off its 22nd season premiere, "The Simpsons" continues to celebrate the medium."