Definitions for leisureˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lei•sureˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər(n.)
freedom from the demands of work or duty:
a life of leisure.
time free from the demands of work or duty:
the leisure to pursue hobbies.
a work written with leisure.
(adj.)free or unoccupied:
having leisure; not required to work for a living:
the leisure class.
designed for recreational use:
video games and other leisure products.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for leisure:
at leisure, with free or unrestricted time. without haste or pressure; slowly. out of work; unemployed.
at one's leisure,when one has free time; at one's convenience.
Origin of leisure:
1250–1300; ME leisir < OF, n. use of inf. 蠐 L licēre to be permitted
leisure, leisure time(noun)
time available for ease and relaxation
"his job left him little leisure"
freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
"he lacked the leisure for golf"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
leisure(noun)ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər
time doing enjoyable or relaxing things
People have more leisure now than in the past.; sports and leisure activities; the leisure fishing industry
Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.
Time free from work or duties.
Origin: leisir, from leisir, variant of loisir (Modern French loisir survives as a noun), substantive use of a verb, from licere. Displaced native lethe (from liþian "to unloose, release", compare liþung "permission"), tom# "leisure" (from tom "leisure, ease", compare tom "free from").
freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment
time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease
unemployed; as, leisure hours
Leisure, or free time, is time spent away from business, work, and domestic chores. It also excludes time spent on necessary activities such as eating, sleeping and, where it is compulsory, education. The distinction between leisure and unavoidable activities is not a rigidly defined one, e.g. people sometimes do work-oriented tasks for pleasure as well as for long-term utility. A distinction may also be drawn between free time and leisure. For example, Situationist International maintains that free time is illusory and rarely free; economic and social forces appropriate free time from the individual and sell it back to them as the commodity known as "leisure". Certainly most people's leisure activities are not a completely free choice, and may be constrained by social pressures, e.g. people may be coerced into spending time gardening by the need to keep up with the standard of neighbouring gardens. Leisure studies is the academic discipline concerned with the study and analysis of leisure.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Eng., _lazy_, and _sure_; assured laziness.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'leisure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3433
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'leisure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3653
Rank popularity for the word 'leisure' in Nouns Frequency: #1426
Translations for leisure
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
time which one can spend as one likes, especially when one does not have to work
I seldom have leisure to watch television.
- vrye tydAfrikaans
- وَقْت فَراغArabic
- свободно времеBulgarian
- tempo livrePortuguese (BR)
- die FreizeitGerman
- ελεύθερος χρόνοςGreek
- खाली समय, फुरसतHindi
- slobodno vrijemeCroatian
- waktu senggangIndonesian
- tempo liberoItalian
- laisvalaikis, poilsio metasLithuanian
- vaļas brīdis; brīvs laiksLatvian
- masa lapangMalay
- vrije tijdDutch
- wolny czasPolish
- ،وقت بيكارى فراغتPersian
- د نه بوختيا وختPashto
- tempo livrePortuguese
- timp liberRomanian
- slobodno vremeSerbian
- ledighet, fritid, tidSwedish
- boş vakitTurkish
- 空閒Chinese (Trad.)
- خالی اوقاتUrdu
- thời gian rỗiVietnamese
- 空闲Chinese (Simp.)
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