What does the word pastime mean?

Usage examples for pastime

  1. " I didn't hand you that stuff and my story of these things for pastime, Doc. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Brightly's only recreation was whistling, and he took the pastime seriously. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  3. Dancing, according to history, was the favorite pastime on this occasion and would be very appropriate at the present time. – Games For All Occasions by Mary E. Blain