Leisure definitions

lē'zhər, lĕzh'ər
Free and unoccupied; spare.

Leisure time.

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Wealthy, with much leisure for recreation.

The leisure class.

adjective
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Done or used during one's leisure.

Leisure activities, leisure wear.

adjective
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Free, unoccupied time, as for indulging in rest, recreation, etc.
noun
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Free time when one is not working or attending to other duties.
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Relaxation or activities engaged in during such time.

The pursuit of leisure.

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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.

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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.

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Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.
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Time free from work or duties.
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Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
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Origin of leisure

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 liþian "to unloose, release", compare Old English līþung "permission"), Middle English tom, toom "leisure" (from Old Norse tōm "leisure, ease", compare Old English tōm "free from").