What does leisure mean?

Definitions for leisure
ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ərleisure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leisure, leisure timenoun

    time available for ease and relaxation

    "his job left him little leisure"

  2. leisurenoun

    freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

    "he lacked the leisure for golf"

Wiktionary

  1. leisurenoun

    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. leisurenoun

    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. Leisurenoun

    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. Leisurenoun

    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. Leisureadjective

    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  

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  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

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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. Thorstein Veblen:

    Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

  2. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.

  3. James K. Polk:

    No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.

  4. Raoul Vaneigem:

    People without imagination are beginning to tire of the importance attached to comfort, to culture, to leisure, to all that destroys imagination. This means that people are not really tired of comfort, culture and leisure, but of the use to which they are

  5. William Lyon Phelps:

    Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation -- what are they They are the happiest people in the world.

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