Other Word Forms of Leisure
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Leisure
- at (one's) leisure
- at leisure
- at one's leisure
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").
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
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