small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
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
Income from a hobby is not taxable and related expenses are not allowable There are criteria to differentiate between a business and a hobby If in doubt, contact the Inland Revenue, accountant or Tax Adviser
Any of several related falcons, including the above, Falco cuvierii, Falco severus, and Falco longipennis
A favourite pursuit The hobby is a falcon trained to fly at pigeons and partridges As hawks were universal pets in the days of falconry, and hawking the favourite pursuit, it is quite evident how the word hobby got its present meaning Hobby-horse is a corruption of Hobby-hause (hawk-tossing), or throwing off the hawk from the wrist Hobby is applied to a little pet riding-horse by the same natural transposition as a mews for hawks is now a place for horses (French, hobereau, a hawk, a hobby )
A hobby is an activity that you enjoy doing in your spare time. My hobbies are letter writing, football, music, photography, and tennis. = pastime. S3 hobbies an activity that you enjoy doing in your free time interest, pastime pastime
orig. Oveta Culp born Jan. 19, 1905, Killeen, Texas, U.S. died Aug. 16, 1995, Houston, Texas U.S. publisher and government official. A graduate of the University of Texas Law School, she was parliamentarian of the Texas legislature from 1925 to 1931. In 1931 she married William P. Hobby, publisher of the Houston Post-Dispatch, and went to work for the newspaper, becoming its executive vice president in 1938. From 1942 to 1945 she headed the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (later Women's Army Corps). In 1953 she was appointed director of the Federal Security Agency, which was reorganized as the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; as secretary of the department (1953-55), she was only the second woman to hold a U.S. cabinet position. She became chairman of the board of the Post in 1965
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