Hobby vs Vocation - What's the difference?

hobby | vocation |


As a proper noun hobby

is .

As a noun vocation is

an inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling.

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hobby

English

Etymology 1

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)).

Noun

(wikipedia hobby) (hobbies)
  • An activity that one enjoys doing in one's spare time.
  • I like to collect stamps from different countries as a hobby .
  • (horses) An extinct breed of horse native to the British Isles, also known as the
  • Synonyms
    * (activity done for enjoyment in spare time ): avocation, pastime
    Derived terms
    * hobbyist

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) hobet, from , diminutive of (hobe).

    Noun

    (hobbies)
  • 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.
    Derived terms
    * (African hobby), Falco cuvierii * (Australian hobby), Falco longipennis * (Eurasian hobby), Falco subbuteo * (Oriental hobby), Falco severus

    vocation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling.
  • An occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified.
  • Derived terms

    * vocational

    Hypernyms

    * job * labour * occupation * work