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Hobbies Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done during one's leisure time.

A hobby horse is a wooden or wickerwork toy made to be ridden just like a real horse (which was sometimes called a "Hobby"). From this came the expression "to ride one's hobby-horse", meaning "to follow a favorite pastime", and in turn, hobby in the modern sense of recreation.

Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment, rather than financial reward. Examples include collecting, creative and artistic pursuits, making, tinkering, sports and adult education. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge and experience. However, personal fulfillment is the aim.

What are hobbies for some people are professions for others: a chef may enjoy playing computer games as a hobby, while a professional game tester might enjoy cooking. Generally speaking, the person who does something for fun, not remuneration, is called an amateur (or hobbyist), as distinct from a professional.

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* Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries avoid all entanglements. - Clive Staples Lewis

* My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. - Edith Sitwell


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    In their series Hobby Buddies, Swiss photo duo Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini create playful portraits of people united over favorite pastimes. Read more on this news related to 'Hobbies'

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