1An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.‘her hobbies are reading and gardening’
pastime, leisure activity, leisure pursuit, leisure interest, amateur interest, sideline, diversion, avocation, divertissement, enthusiasmView synonyms
- ‘This might be an opportune time to explore or return to hobbies, leisure activities or career pursuits.’
- ‘Take a course or find an activity or hobby that brings you pleasure and allows you to meet people.’
- ‘However, out of all her many hobbies and activities, Philippa's greatest love was gardening.’
- ‘Your mood will likely improve when you begin a hobby or recreational activity.’
- ‘It asked questions about hobbies, activities and the sorts of people I preferred, as well as vocational interests.’
- ‘Even if you don't make money from it, making it part of your leisure time as a hobby will add joy and fun to what you already do.’
- ‘Well, does she have a hobby or activity that she could spend more time on?’
- ‘Focus on something that gives you pleasure - a hobby, a good book, or your favorite music.’
- ‘Whether gradual or complete, retirement is improved by hobbies, activities, clubs, social causes, and volunteering.’
- ‘His hobbies include sporting activities, books, music and foreign languages.’
- ‘Help them find activities and hobbies they enjoy doing and are good at.’
- ‘Spend time with your child and participate in his or her favorite activities or hobbies.’
- ‘He has many other hobbies including reading and swimming.’
- ‘To launch oneself on the hobby of birdwatching, it is necessary to have a good pair of binoculars.’
- ‘Also, it left him more time for his hobby of stamp collecting, which he had started during his school years.’
- ‘She reads a lot and one of her favourite hobbies is gardening.’
- ‘She had many hobbies including gardening, knitting, reading and she always had time to chat to her neighbours.’
- ‘She gets a lot of time to indulge in her hobbies like gardening and reading, goes for walk and takes part in many other activities.’
- ‘He became friendly with many people who had similar interests and whose love for ponies and horses was a shared hobby and way of life.’
- ‘He counts horseback riding among his hobbies and has been known to ride up to 30 km in a single morning.’
2archaic A small horse or pony.
- 2.1historical An early type of bicycle without pedals, propelled by pushing the feet against the ground.
A migratory Old World falcon with long, narrow wings, catching dragonflies and birds on the wing.
Genus Falco, family Falconidae: four species, e.g. the (northern) hobby (F. subbuteo) of Eurasia
- ‘Finally, the honey buzzards, young griffon vultures and hobbies mark the end of the spring or prenuptial migration, around the end of June.’
- ‘This is a hobby, a bird that is extremely fast and acute in flight reaching speeds of up to 200 km/h.’
- ‘The hobby is essentially an insect eater.’
Late Middle English from Old French hobet, diminutive of hobe ‘falcon’.