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hobby Explained

hobby at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['hɔbı]

hobby at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1298, "small horse, pony," later "mock horse used in the morris dance," and c.1550 "child's toy riding horse," which led to a transferred sense of "favorite pastime or avocation," first recorded 1676. The connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere." Probably originally a proper name for a horse (cf. dobbin), a dim. of Robert or Robin. ///

hobby at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

S3 n plural hobbies [C] // [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: hobbyhorse]// an activity that you enjoy doing in your free time// interest, pastime// --What are your hobbies?// --Susan's hobbies include reading, cooking, and drama.// --Retirement gave him the time to pursue his hobbies.// -- hobbyist n [C] // --keen wine hobbyists//

hobby at German => English Of Explained:

fad, hobby

hobby at Dutch => English Of Explained:

hobby, sideline

hobby at German => English Of Explained:

fad

hobby at Italian => English Of Explained:

hobby, pastime

hobby at Swedish => english Of Explained:

hobby

hobby at Danish => English Of Explained:

t
arc-tangent
armature, arming,

Hobby at German => English Of Explained:

Hobby [hɔbiː]nsn
fad, hobby

hobby at Dutch => English Of Explained:

hobby [hɔbi]
hobby, sideline
hobby

hobby at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

hobby

hobby at Polish => English Of Explained:

HOBBY
HOBBY

hobby at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(plural hobbies) an activity that you do for pleasure when you are not working:
Her hobbies include swimming and gardening. * I only play jazz as a hobby.

Hobby at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hobby \Hob"by\, n.; pl. {Hobbies}. [OE. hobi; cf. OF. hobe,
hob['e], F. hobereau a hobby, a species of falcon. OF. hober
to move, stir. Cf. {Hobby} a horse.] (Zo["o]l.)
A small, strong-winged European falcon ({Falco subbuteo}),
formerly trained for hawking.

Hobby \Hob"by\, Hobbyhorse \Hob"by*horse`\, n. [OE. hobin a nag,
OF. hobin hobby; cf. hober to stir, move; prob. of German or
Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hoppe a mare, dial. Sw. hoppa; perh.
akin to E. hop to jump.]
1. A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have
been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag. --Johnson.

2. A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on
which boys make believe to ride. [ Usually under the form
{hobbyhorse}.]

3. A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting
off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse,
thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention
unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion.
[Usually under the form {hobby}.]

Not one of them has any hobbyhorse, to use the
phrase of Sterne. --Macaulay.

hobby at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hobby \Hob"by\, Hobbyhorse \Hob"by*horse`\, n. [OE. hobin a nag,
OF. hobin hobby; cf. hober to stir, move; prob. of German or
Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hoppe a mare, dial. Sw. hoppa; perh.
akin to E. hop to jump.]
1. A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have
been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag. --Johnson.

2. A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on
which boys make believe to ride. [ Usually under the form
{hobbyhorse}.]

3. A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting
off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse,
thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention
unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion.
[Usually under the form {hobby}.]

Not one of them has any hobbyhorse, to use the
phrase of Sterne. --Macaulay.

hobby at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

hobby
n 1: an auxiliary activity [syn: {avocation}, {by-line}, {sideline},
{spare-time activity}]
2: a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted
on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
[syn: {hobbyhorse}, {rocking horse}]
3: small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small
birds [syn: {Falco subbuteo}]

hobby at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Hobby

English

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ɒbi

Etymology 1

Shortened from Inter: term » hobby-horse, from Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » hobyn|lang=enm, Inter: term » hobin||small horse, pony|lang=enm. The meaning of hobby-horse shifted from "small horse, pony" to "child's toy riding horse" to "favorite pastime or avocation" with the connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere". Possibly originally from a proper name for a horse, a diminutive of Inter: term » Robert or Inter: term » Robin (compare Inter: term » dobbin).

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » hobbies
  • An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
    1. : I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby.
    2. Inter: context » horses An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the Category: w - :Irish Hobby|Irish Hobby
      Synonyms
      * (activity done for enjoyment in spare time): avocation, pastime
      Derived terms
      * hobbyist Inter: pos_ » n
      Related terms
      * hobbyhorse Inter: pos_ » n

  • hobelar/hobeler
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » activity done for enjoyment in spare time
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|هواية|f|tr=hiwáya
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|愛好|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|爱好|tr=àihào|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|嗜好|tr=shìhào|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|koníček|m, Inter: t- » cs|hobby|n
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|hobby|n
  • Dutch: hobby {{f}}, vrijetijdsbesteding {{f}}
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|ŝatokupo, Inter: t- » eo|hobio
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|harrastus, Inter: t- » fi|harraste, Inter: t- » fi|mieliharrastus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|passe-temps|m, Inter: t+ » fr|hobby|m
  • Georgian: აჩემებული რამ (ačemebuli ram)
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hobby|n, Inter: t+ » de|Steckenpferd|n
  • Greek: χόμπυ (khóbi) {{n}}, χόμπι (khóbi) {{n}}; πάρεργο (párergo) {{n}}
  • Hebrew: תחביב (tachviv)
  • Indonesian: hobbi, kegemaran
  • Interlingua: hobby, passatempore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|hobby|m, Inter: t+ » it|passatempo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|趣味|tr=しゅみ, shumi
    • Khmer: (jom-nohl-jeut)
    • Korean: 취미 (chwimi)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|oblectatio|f, Inter: t- » la|voluptas|f, Inter: t- » la|delicium|n
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|mahi tākaro, Inter: t- » mi|runaruna
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|hobby
    • Portuguese: passatempo {{m}}, hobby {{m}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|хобби|n|tr=xóbbi, Inter: t+ » ru|увлечение|n|tr=uvlečénije, Inter: qualifier » favourite topic Inter: t+ » ru|конёк|tr=konjók
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|hobi|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pasatiempo|m, Inter: t+ » es|hobby|m, Inter: t+ » es|afición|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hobby
    • Thai: Inter: Thai » งานอดิเรก (nganŏŏdirêêk)
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|hobi, Inter: t+ » tr|merak
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|مشغله|f|tr=mashghla
    • Volapük: löfäl, Inter: t- » vo|livüpajäf


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Inter: wikipedia » Hobby_(bird)
    From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » hobet, from Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » hobetus|hobētus, diminutive of Inter: term » hobe.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » hobbies
  • Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco, especially Falco subbuteo.
    1. 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 323:
    2. :He hawked – from nearby Esher, Richard Fox sent a servant with a hobby, which Henry received enthusiastically – and hunted, sending a present of freshly slaughtered deer to Princess Mary.
      Derived terms
      * African Hobby, Falco cuvierii

  • Australian Hobby, Falco longipennis
  • Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
  • Oriental Hobby, Falco severus
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » Falco subbuteo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nuolihaukka
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|hobereau|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kabasólyom
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|falco|m, Inter: t+ » it|falcone|m
  • Korean: 새홀리기 (saeholligi)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|shirragh corranagh|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kobuz|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чеглок|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=čeglók
    • Spanish: alcotán {{m}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Birds of prey -

    Czech

    Noun

    Inter: cs-noun » g=n
  • hobby Inter: gloss » activity

  • Danish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=da

    Noun

    Inter: da-noun » en|er
  • hobby (activity)

    Synonyms

    * fritidsinteresse

    Inflection

    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|er

  • Dutch

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Nl-hobby.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|hobby's|hobby'tje
  • hobby (activity)

  • Finnish

    Noun

    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • hobby Inter: gloss » activity

    Declension

    Inter: fi-decl-valo » hobb|||y|nocheck=1

    Synonyms

    * harrastus

  • French

    Etymology

    from Inter: etyl » en|fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|pl=hobbies (alternative plural hobbys)
  • Inter: l » en|hobby (activity)

    Synonyms

    * Inter: l » fr|passe-temps

  • Interlingua

    Noun

    Inter: head » ia|noun
  • Inter: l » en|hobby (activity)

  • Italian

    Noun

    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • hobby (activity)
    1. Inter: in the plural » lang=it hobbies

      Related terms

      * hobbysto

  • hobbystico

  • Polish

    Noun

    Inter: head » pl|noun
  • hobby (activity)

  • Portuguese

    Noun

    Inter: pt-noun » m (plural hobbies)
  • hobby (activity)

  • Spanish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|es.

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|hobby Inter: gloss » activity

  • Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • hobby (activity)

  • Translation: ar » hobby
    Translation: da » hobby
    Translation: de » hobby
    Translation: et » hobby
    Translation: el » hobby
    Translation: es » hobby
    Translation: eo » hobby
    Translation: eu » hobby
    Translation: fa » hobby
    Translation: fr » hobby
    Translation: ko » hobby
    Translation: io » hobby
    Translation: id » hobby
    Translation: it » hobby
    Translation: kn » hobby
    Translation: ky » hobby
    Translation: lt » hobby
    Translation: hu » hobby
    Translation: mg » hobby
    Translation: ml » hobby
    Translation: my » hobby
    Translation: nl » hobby
    Translation: ja » hobby
    Translation: no » hobby
    Translation: pl » hobby
    Translation: pt » hobby
    Translation: ro » hobby
    Category: simple:hobby -
    Translation: fi » hobby
    Translation: sv » hobby
    Translation: tl » hobby
    Translation: ta » hobby
    Translation: te » hobby
    Translation: th » hobby
    Translation: tr » hobby
    Translation: vi » hobby
    Translation: zh » hobby

    Hobby at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » hobby

    English

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: surname » A=An|English|from=given names

  • German

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » en|de Inter: term » hobby|lang=en

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /'hɔbi/|lang=de

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » n|Hobbys|Hobbys
  • a hobby Inter: gloss » activity

  • Translation: de » Hobby
    Translation: ko » Hobby
    Translation: io » Hobby
    Translation: id » Hobby
    Translation: mg » Hobby
    Translation: ja » Hobby
    Translation: no » Hobby
    Translation: pl » Hobby
    Translation: ru » Hobby
    Translation: sv » Hobby
    Translation: zh » Hobby