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Hobby meaning

hobby - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
  2. 2. A small, strong- winged European falcon ( Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking.
  3. 3. Alt. of Hobbyhorse
  4. 4. A nag; figure of a horse for a child to ride; pet pursuit or idea.

hobby - examples of usage

  1. It was, however, the squire's hobby, and it must be admitted that he had very high authority upon his side. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Still I looked forward with some interest to the promised shadow of old May- day, even though it be but a shadow; and I feel more and more pleased with the whimsical yet harmless hobby of my host, which is surrounding him with agreeable associations, and making a little world of poetry about him. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. It does not appear that he made his land more productive, but his hobby was a good one for the poor of the village; the stones, too, proved useful afterwards to the road- makers, who have been using them these many years. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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