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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. William Lyon Phelps:

    The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.

  2. Robert Mann:

    It's a combination of slack demand in both directions, leisure travelers going to Puerto Rico are concerned both about the state of the economy and the extent to which leisure resort facilities are going to be properly maintained.

  3. Del Gobbo:

    A key finding is that physical activity among older adults does not have to be strenuous to reduce heart failure risk, we saw benefits for adults who walked at moderate or brisk pace (more than 2 or 3 miles per hour) and burned calories through leisure activity, like house or yard work, walking, engaging in outdoor activities, or other forms of physical activity, equivalent to about 30 minutes per day of moderate-intensity activity.

  4. Vitaly Umansky:

    Long-term, we believe Macau can capitalize on the rising Chinese demand for holiday leisure travel.

  5. Anthony Burgess:

    Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture. Unread, it maintains its value. Read, it looks like money wasted. Cunningly, Americans know that books contain a person, and they want the person, not the book.

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