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Meaning of hobby

hob•by

Pronunciation: (hob'ē), [key]
— pl. -bies.
  1. an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation: Her hobbies include stamp-collecting and woodcarving.
  2. a child's hobbyhorse.
  3. a small horse.
  4. to concern oneself excessively with a favorite notion or activity.

hob•by

Pronunciation: (hob'ē), [key]
— pl. -bies.
  1. a small Old World falcon, Falco subbuteo, formerly flown at such small game as larks.

Hob•by

Pronunciation: (hob'ē), [key]
  1. born 1905, U.S. newspaper publisher and government official: first director of Women's Army Corps 1942–45; first Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1953–55.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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