Leisure definition

lēzhər, lĕzhər
Free time when one is not working or attending to other duties.
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Wealthy, with much leisure for recreation.

The leisure class.

adjective
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Relaxation or activities engaged in during such time.

The pursuit of leisure.

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Free, unoccupied time, as for indulging in rest, recreation, etc.
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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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Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
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Free and unoccupied; spare.

Leisure time.

adjective
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Time free from work or duties.
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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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Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.
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Done or used during one's leisure.

Leisure activities, leisure wear.

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at (one's) leisure
  • When one has free time; at one's convenience:
    I'll return the call at my leisure.
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at leisure
  • having free or spare time
  • with no hurry
  • not occupied or engaged
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at one's leisure
  • when one has the time or opportunity
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
leisure
Plural:
leisures

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at (one's) leisure
at one's leisure

Origin of leisure

  • Middle English from Norman French leisour from Old French leisir to be permitted from Latin licēre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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").

    From Wiktionary