A couple enjoy a time of leisure.
- 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.
Origin of leisureMiddle 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
- wealthy, with much leisure for recreation: the leisure classalso lei′sured
- done or used during one's leisure: leisure activities, leisure wear
- having free or spare time
- with no hurry
- not occupied or engaged
at one's leisure
- Free time when one is not working or attending to other duties.
- Relaxation or activities engaged in during such time: the pursuit of leisure.
Origin of leisureMiddle English, from Norman French leisour, from Old French leisir, to be permitted, from Latin licēre.
(countable and uncountable, plural leisures)
Middle English leisir, from Anglo-Norman leisir, variant of Old French loisir (“to enjoy oneself") (Modern French loisir survives as a noun), substantive use of a verb, from Latin licÄ“re. Displaced native Middle English lethe (“leisure") (from Old English liÃ¾ian "to unloose, release", compare Old English lÄ«Ã¾ung "permission"), Middle English tom, toom "leisure" (from Old Norse tÅm "leisure, ease", compare Old English tÅm "free from").