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 lic&emacron;re.
(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").