|n.||1.||A calling away; a diversion.|
|2.||That which calls one away from one's regular employment or vocation.|
|3.||Pursuits; duties; affairs which occupy one's time; usual employment; vocation.|
There are professions, among the men, no more favorable to these studies than the common avocations of women.
In a few hours, above thirty thousand men left his standard, and returned to their ordinary avocations.
|Noun||1.||avocation - an auxiliary activity|