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HOBBY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hobby mean? 

HOBBY (noun)
  The noun HOBBY has 3 senses:

1. an auxiliary activity
2. a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
3. small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds

  Familiarity information: HOBBY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOBBY (noun)


Sense 1hobby [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An auxiliary activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

avocation; spare-time activity; hobby; by-line; pursuit; sideline

Hypernyms ("hobby" is a kind of...):

interest; pastime; pursuit (a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hobby"):

spelaeology; speleology (the pastime of exploring caves)


Sense 2hobby [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rocking horse; hobby; hobbyhorse

Hypernyms ("hobby" is a kind of...):

plaything; toy (an artifact designed to be played with)

Meronyms (parts of "hobby"):

rocker (a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro)


Sense 3hobby [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Falco subbuteo; hobby

Hypernyms ("hobby" is a kind of...):

falcon (diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight)

Holonyms ("hobby" is a member of...):

Falco; genus Falco (a genus of Falconidae)


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