- The definition of leisure is free and unoccupied or loose and casual in terms of clothing.
- An example of leisure is hours where no work is required.
- An example of leisure is a comfortable sweatsuit.
- Leisure is defined as freedom from work, school or other responsibilities and tasks.
- An example of leisure is the time after work has ended and all errands for the day have been run.
- An example of leisure is a time when one is temporarily released from other compulsory, but unpaid duties, such as child care, home or other maintenance, or personal obligations and matters.
A couple enjoy a time of leisure.
leisure definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English leiser ; from Old French leisir, substantive use of infinitive , to be permitted ; from Classical Latin licere ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leik-, to offer for sale, bargain
- free and unoccupied; spare: leisure time
- having much leisure; not working for a living: the leisure class
- done or used during one's leisure: leisure activities, leisure wear
- leisured adjective
leisure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Norman French leisour, from Old French leisir, to be permitted, from Latin licēre.
leisure - Phrases/Idioms
- having free or spare time
- with no hurry
- not occupied or engaged
at one's leisure
at (one's) leisure