Hobby vs Relaxation - What's the difference?
As a proper noun hobby
As a noun relaxation is
the act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
Shortened from (hobby-horse), from (etyl) hoby, hobyn, .
The meaning of hobby-horse shifted from "small horse, pony" to "child's toy riding horse" to "favorite pastime or avocation" with the connecting notion being "activity that doesn't go anywhere". Possibly originally from a proper name for a horse, a diminutive of (Robert) or (Robin) (compare (dobbin)).
An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
(horses) An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the
- I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby .
* (activity done for enjoyment in spare time ): avocation, pastime
From (etyl) hobet, from , diminutive of (hobe).
Any of four species of small falcons in the genus Falco'', especially ''Falco subbuteo .
* 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, p. 323:
- He hawked – from nearby Esher, Richard Fox sent a servant with a hobby , which Henry received enthusiastically – and hunted, sending a present of freshly slaughtered deer to Princess Mary.
* (African hobby), Falco cuvierii
* (Australian hobby), Falco longipennis
* (Eurasian hobby), Falco subbuteo
* (Oriental hobby), Falco severus
The act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed; the opposite of stress or tension; the aim of recreation and leisure activities.
A diminution of tone, tension, or firmness; specifically in pathology: a looseness; a diminution of the natural and healthy tone of parts.
Remission or abatement of rigor.
Remission of attention or application.
- relaxation of the soft palate
Unbending; recreation; a state or occupation intended to give mental or bodily relief after effort.
(physics) The transition of an atom or molecule from a higher energy level to a lower one.
(music) The release following musical tension.
- relaxation of efforts
* dielectric relaxation
* letter of relaxation