The definition of a hobby is an activity that you enjoy doing for fun.
Sewing or reading is an example of a hobby.
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noun pl. hobbies Archaic a medium-sized, vigorous horse hobbyhorse
< hobbysense , with notions as in phrase ride a hobby something that one likes to do or study in one's spare time; favorite pastime or avocation
hobi < hobin, dim. of Robert, Robert
noun pl. hobbies
a small European falcon (
Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking
hobi < OFr hobei, hobel, dim. of hobe, a hawk < Du hobben, to move back and forth, akin to hop Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun pl. hob·bies
An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure.
Origin: Middle English hobi, hobyn, small horse, hobby horse, perhaps from Hobin, Hobby, nickname for Robert. Related Forms:
noun pl. hob·bies
Any of several small falcons of the genus
Falco, formerly used for catching small birds or game. Origin: Middle English hobi, from Old French hobe, hobel.
Oveta Culp 1905-1995.
American public official. She was the first director of the Women's Army Corps (1943-1945) and the first secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1953-1955).
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. hobby - Business Definition
An activity pursued without the expectation of making a profit. Losses experienced from a hobby are generally deductible only to the extent they can be used as an offset to hobby income. In other words, hobby losses cannot be deducted from other income. The IRS assumes an activity is profit driven only if it results in a taxable profit in three of the last five years.
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ride a hobby
to be excessively devoted to one's favorite pastime or subject
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