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leisure

play
noun lei·sure \ˈlē-zhər, ˈle-, ˈlā-\

Simple Definition of leisure

  • : time when you are not working : time when you can do whatever you want to do

  • : enjoyable activities that you do when you are not working

Full Definition of leisure

  1. 1 :  freedom provided by the cessation of activities; especially :  time free from work or duties

  2. 2 :  ease, leisureliness

leisure adjective
at leisure or at one's leisure
  1. :  in one's leisure time :  at one's convenience <read the book at her leisure>

Examples of leisure

  1. I don't have much time for leisure.

  2. <upon retiring, the elderly couple looked forward to a life of well-deserved leisure>



Origin of leisure

Middle English leiser, from Anglo-French leisir, from leisir to be permitted, from Latin licēre


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with leisure



LEISURE Defined for Kids

leisure

play
noun lei·sure \ˈlē-zhər\

Definition of leisure

  1. :  free time

at leisure or at someone's leisure
  1. 1 :  in a way that is not hurried

  2. 2 :  when there is free time available

  3. 3 :  not busy





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