What does leisure mean?

Definitions for leisure
ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ərleisure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word leisure.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. leisure(Noun)

    Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.

    Etymology: 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").

  2. leisure(Noun)

    Time free from work or duties.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. leisere, leiser, OF. leisir, F. loisir, orig., permission, fr. L. licere to be permitted. See License.]

  2. Leisure(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. leisere, leiser, OF. leisir, F. loisir, orig., permission, fr. L. licere to be permitted. See License.]

  3. Leisure(adj)

    unemployed; as, leisure hours

    Etymology: [OE. leisere, leiser, OF. leisir, F. loisir, orig., permission, fr. L. licere to be permitted. See License.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leisure

    lē′zhōōr, or lezh′-, n. time free from employment: freedom from occupation, convenient opportunity, ease.—adj. unoccupied.—adj. Lei′sured, not occupied with business.—adj. and adv. Lei′surely, not hasty or hastily.—At leisure, At one's leisure, free from occupation, at one's ease or convenience. [O. Fr. leisir—L. licēre, to be permitted.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. LEISURE

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

Editors Contribution

  1. leisure

    Activity doing what we love or choose.

    Leisure time is important for every human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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

How to pronounce leisure?

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How to say leisure in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leisure in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leisure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of leisure in a Sentence

  1. Agnes Repplier:

    It is in his pleasure that a man really lives it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

  2. Ben Schlappig:

    Airlines have invested billions of dollars in these types of private, cutting-edge seat designs, but as airlines do everything they can to optimize revenue, they're finding that there are more leisure travelers willing to pay for first and business class seats.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    Many a time when faced with an important question or a task, we take time to respond. We may feel that we need to understand all the implications well and address the matter at hand thoroughly. We may want to organize our thoughts before we deal with a critical query. So we delay responding until we can provide a precise reply. But we often fail to comprehend what the delay will signify to the mind of the person who posed the question or presented the task to us. They are more likely to feel that we are not giving enough value to their query. So we are taking our own sweet time to get back to them at our leisure. Thus, misunderstandings crop in. Collective human psychology is to deal with matters that are vital to us with urgency. More often than not, we postpone only those tasks that do not matter to us. Thus, if you delay responding, the delay might be construed as a lack of priority. If it matters to you, respond immediately. Even if only to explain that you will need time to come up with a precise answer. Avoid unnecessary misconstructions and be prompt with your responses.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    The much occupied man has no time for wantonness, and it is an obvious commonplace that the evils of leisure can be shaken off by hard work.

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