Definition of 'pastime'
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Or maybe she wants an excuse to indulge in her favourite pastime - making curtains. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or maybe she wants an excuse to indulge in her favourite pastime - making curtains. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That was their favourite pastime in rehearsals. The Sun (2012)It is not the easiest of pastimes to enjoy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What was a pleasant national pastime has suddenly been divided down intensely party political lines. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She cites hiking as her favourite pastime. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What better base for tweets than a country where the national pastime is chatter? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Maybe we should officially recognise pain as the national pastime. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is not a new national pastime. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Just as rewarding is the chance to turn something you see as a favourite pastime into a career. The Sun (2013)And yet we all lose as our culture transitions from religion as a national pastime to sports and entertainment. Christianity Today (2000)Golf has a certain amount of power because so many people in important positions enjoy the pastime and its curious atmosphere. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Eating out is a national pastime and it is not considered unusual to eat out more frequently than cooking at home. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Watching sport is a national pastime. The Sun (2008)He is far from alone in voicing unease at the nation's most popular pastime. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Nights out at one of the bars in Stanley are another favourite pastime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But my favourite pastime was sitting in the family kitchen, watching my mother cook simple but delicious pasta dishes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What is her favourite pastime? Times, Sunday Times (2016)This can take the form of going away for the weekend, seeing some friends or pursuing a pastime or new activity. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)I enjoy life, and one of my favourite pastimes is eating and drinking with friends. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Twenty million of us now own a bike, and it's an increasingly popular pastime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The popular playground pastime of the Eighties is making a comeback - this time with a difference. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Cycling, riding, motor sports and hunting were all far more popular pastimes. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)
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Translations for 'pastime'
British English: pastime /ˈpɑːsˌtaɪm/ NOUN
A pastime is something that you enjoy doing in your spare time.
His favourite pastime is golf.
- American English: pastime
- Arabic: تَسْلِيَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: passatempo
- Chinese: 消遣
- Croatian: razbibriga
- Czech: zábava
- Danish: tidsfordriv
- Dutch: tijdverdrijf
- European Spanish: pasatiempo
- Finnish: ajanviete
- French: passe-temps
- German: Zeitvertreib
- Greek: πάρεργο
- Italian: passatempo
- Japanese: 娯楽
- Korean: 오락
- Norwegian: tidsfordriv
- Polish: rozrywka
- European Portuguese: passatempo
- Romanian: distracție
- Russian: времяпрепровождение
- Spanish: pasatiempo
- Swedish: fritidsnöje
- Thai: งานอดิเรก
- Turkish: uğraş
- Ukrainian: проведення часу
- Vietnamese: trò giải trí
Definition of pastime from the Collins English Dictionary
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