noun \ˈlē-zhər, ˈle-, ˈlā-\

: 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

:  freedom provided by the cessation of activities; especially :  time free from work or duties
leisure adjective
at leisure or at one's leisure
:  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


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