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NOUN (3)

1. an auxiliary activity;
[syn: avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity]

2. a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride;
[syn: hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse]

3. small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds;
[syn: hobby, Falco subbuteo]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] (Zool.) A small, strong-winged European falcon (Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking. Hobby
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hobby \Hob"by\, Hobbyhorse \Hob"by*horse`\, n. [OE. hobin a nag, OF. hobin hobby; cf. hober to stir, move; prob. of German or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. hoppe a mare, dial. Sw. hoppa; perh. akin to E. hop to jump.] 1. A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on which boys make believe to ride. [ Usually under the form hobbyhorse.] [1913 Webster] 3. A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion. [Usually under the form hobby.] [1913 Webster] Not one of them has any hobbyhorse, to use the phrase of Sterne. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hobby n 1: an auxiliary activity [syn: avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activity] 2: a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride [syn: hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse] 3: small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds [syn: hobby, Falco subbuteo]