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Definition of Pastime


  1. That which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement; diversion.
  2. To sport; to amuse one's self.

Pastime Quotations

There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
Lou Gehrig

I hate the idea of theatre just being an evening pastime. It should be emotionally and intellectually demanding. I love football. The level of analysis that you listen to on the terraces is astonishing. If people did that in the theatre... but they don't. They expect to sit back and not participate.
Sarah Kane

I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, 'what a great barbie' to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes' pastime, isn't it?
Curtis Stone

The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
Avery Brundage

When you're growing up, you play dress-up - it's a game, it's a pastime. And then as you get older, getting ready and looking nice becomes this constant stress. I want to make it fun again.
Lauren Conrad
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Pastime Translations

pastime in French is amusette, passe-temps
pastime in German is Zeitvertreib
pastime in Italian is hobby, passatempo
pastime in Spanish is aficion, pasatiempo
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