Hobby vs Trading - What's the difference?
As a proper noun hobby
As a verb trading is
As an adjective trading is
carrying on trade or commerce; engaged in trade.
As a noun trading is
the carrying on of trade.
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
Carrying on trade or commerce; engaged in trade.
(obsolete, rare) Frequented by traders.
- a trading company
(obsolete) venal; corrupt; jobbing
- they on the trading flood
- a trading politician
The carrying on of trade.
* Bible, Revelations
- But thy riches and thy tradings , thy merchandise, and they who trade thy traffic, shall fall into the heart of the seas