freedom from the demands of work or duty: She looked forward to retirement and a life of leisure.
time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.: Most evenings he had the leisure in which to follow his interests.
unhurried ease: a work written with leisure and grace.
free or unoccupied: leisure hours.
having leisure: the leisure class.
(of clothing) suitable to or adapted for wear during leisure; casual: a leisure jacket.
designed or intended for recreational use: leisure products like bowling balls and video games.
Idioms about leisure
with free or unrestricted time.
without haste; slowly.
out of work; unemployed: Because of the failure of the magazine, many experienced editors are now at leisure.
at one's leisure, when one has free time; at one's convenience: Take this book and read it at your leisure.
- lei·sur·a·ble, adjective
- lei·sure·less, adjective
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How to use leisure in a sentence
Though these visions may appear as an act of leisure, constantly having your head in the clouds isn’t necessarily a habit you need to break.
Sarah Poralla, who lives in Cologne, Germany, traveled to San Diego in October 2018 and September 2019 for work and leisure and said she has filed two refund claims.Port Settlements Will Send Refunds to Airport Rental Car Customers | Ashly McGlone | September 22, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Vacation and leisure-related travel is considered non-essential.Delaware again added to D.C. ‘high risk’ states list | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | September 22, 2020 | Washington Blade
Not only will this benefit you by allowing you to cast your ballot at your leisure weeks before the election, but it will help your community, too.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it) | John Kennedy | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Much of the indoor leisure scene, including restaurants, bars and theaters, are still prohibited from operating by Governor Cuomo.Why beverage startup United Sodas is testing out a new out-of-home strategy | Gabriela Barkho | July 27, 2020 | Digiday
In 2007 though, there were outbreaks reported to the CDC on 21 leisure voyages, including one on the QE-II.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned | Kent Sepkowitz | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No such leisure was available to the musicians who worked on Lost on the River.Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album | Malcolm Jones | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Assuming that members of Congress who live in D.C. are adults, they, too, will be permitted to get stoned at their leisure.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana? | Abby Haglage | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They dress in expensive leisure suits and hang out at fancy clubs.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage | Arthur Chu | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She is part of a growing number of women embracing polo as a leisure sport.
The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
For others life is but a foolish leisure with mock activities and mimic avocations to mask its uselessness.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Arrived at the dépôt, I discharged my porter, sat down and waited for the place to open, with ample leisure for reflection.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
I have not done this before as I had not sufficient leisure to examine them, or do so in the interval allowed by the season.
He was sheriff of Paris, 1770, and employed his leisure in objects of benevolence, till the revolution overwhelmed him.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for leisure
time or opportunity for ease, relaxation, etc
(as modifier): leisure activities
ease or leisureliness
having free time for ease, relaxation, etc
not occupied or engaged
at one's leisure when one has free time
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Other Idioms and Phrases with leisure
see at leisure; at one's leisure.
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