Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[pas-tahym, pahs-] /ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-/

something that serves to make time pass agreeably; a pleasant means of amusement, recreation, or sport:
to play cards as a pastime.
an activity or entertainment which makes time pass pleasantly: golf is my favourite pastime

late 15c., passe tyme “recreation, diversion, amusement, sport,” from pass (v.) + time (n.). Formed on model of Middle French passe-temps (15c.), from passe, imperative of passer “to pass” + temps “time.”


Read Also:

  • Pastina

    [pa-stee-nuh] /pæˈsti nə/ noun 1. very small pieces of pasta in various shapes, used especially in soups.

  • Pastiness

    [pey-stee-nis] /ˈpeɪ sti nɪs/ noun 1. the quality of being .

  • Pasting

    [peyst] /peɪst/ noun 1. a mixture of flour and water, often with starch or the like, used for causing paper or other material to adhere to something. 2. any soft, smooth, and plastic material or preparation. 3. dough, especially when prepared with shortening, as for making pie crust and other pastry: puff paste. 4. any […]

  • Pastis

    [pa-stees; French pas-tees] /pæˈstis; French pasˈtis/ noun 1. a yellowish, anise-based liqueur originally made in Marseilles and similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood. /pæˈstɪs; -ˈstiːs/ noun 1. an anise-flavoured alcoholic drink

Disclaimer: Pastime definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.