Definitions for leisureˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lei•sureˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər(n.)

  1. freedom from the demands of work or duty:

    a life of leisure.

  2. time free from the demands of work or duty:

    the leisure to pursue hobbies.

  3. unhurried ease:

    a work written with leisure.

  4. (adj.)free or unoccupied:

    leisure hours.

  5. having leisure; not required to work for a living:

    the leisure class.

  6. designed for recreational use:

    video games and other leisure products.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for leisure:

  1. at leisure, with free or unrestricted time. without haste or pressure; slowly. out of work; unemployed.

    Category: Idiom

  2. at one's leisure,when one has free time; at one's convenience.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of leisure:

1250–1300; ME leisir < OF, n. use of inf. 蠐 L licēre to be permitted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leisure, leisure time(noun)

    time available for ease and relaxation

    "his job left him little leisure"

  2. leisure(noun)

    freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

    "he lacked the leisure for golf"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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

Wiktionary

  1. leisure(Noun)

    Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.

  2. leisure(Noun)

    Time free from work or duties.

  3. 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").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leisure(noun)

    freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment

  2. Leisure(noun)

    time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease

  3. Leisure(adj)

    unemployed; as, leisure hours

Freebase

  1. Leisure

    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

  1. LEISURE

    From Eng., _lazy_, and _sure_; assured laziness.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leisure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3433

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leisure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3653

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leisure' in Nouns Frequency: #1426


Translations for leisure

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

leisure(noun)

time which one can spend as one likes, especially when one does not have to work

I seldom have leisure to watch television.

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