- 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.
Origin of leisure
Related Words for leisuresrecreation, convenience, relaxation, pause, intermission, freedom, ease, vacation, liberty, quiet, retirement, chance, recess, repose, sabbatical, time, range, rest, holiday, opportunity
Examples from the Web for leisures
Historical Examples of leisures
And then he kissed her, and did to her pleasaunce as it pleased them both at times and leisures.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)
- time or opportunity for ease, relaxation, etc
- (as modifier)leisure activities
- having free time for ease, relaxation, etc
- not occupied or engaged
- without hurrying
Word Origin for leisure
early 14c., leisir, "opportunity to do something" (as in phrase at (one's) leisure), also "time at one's disposal," from Old French leisir (Modern French loisir) "capacity; permission; leisure, spare time; free will; idleness, inactivity," noun use of infinitive leisir "be permitted," from Latin licere "be permitted" (see licence). The -u- appeared 16c., probably on analogy of words like pleasure. Phrase leisured class attested by 1836.
see at leisure; at one's leisure.