noun. ['ˈpæˌstaɪm'] a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly).
- spare-time activity
- passe tyme (Middle English (1100-1500))
- passe-temps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
Words that Rhyme with Pastime
How do you spell pastime? Is it pasttime ?
A common misspelling of pastime is pasttime
Example sentences of the word pastime
1. Noun, singular or mass
Settling down to enjoy a good book is a favorite pastime for many Americans.
Quotes containing the word pastime
1. I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.
- Wisława Szymborska, Nonrequired Reading
2. Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know,Are a substantial world, both pure and good:Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood,Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
- William Wordsworth
3. I like watching people stretch in the park. It's my new favorite pastime since I bought a portable rack.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE