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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

pastime \pas"time'\ (p[.a]s"t[imac]m'), noun [Pass + time: cf. F. passetemps.] That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion; as, that great American pastime, baseball. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

pastime \pas"time'\, verb (used without an object) To sport; to amuse one's self. [R.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pastime

noun

1: 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" [syn: {pastime}, {interest}, {pursuit}]


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