Definition of Leisure

1. Noun. Time available for ease and relaxation. "His job left him little leisure"

Exact synonyms: Leisure Time
Specialized synonyms: Free Time, Spare Time, Holiday, Vacation, Playday, Playtime
Generic synonyms: Time Off
Derivative terms: Leisurely



2. Noun. Freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity. "He lacked the leisure for golf"
Generic synonyms: Ease, Relaxation, Repose, Rest
Specialized synonyms: Vacationing

Definition of Leisure

1. n. Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment.

2. a. Unemployed; as, leisure hours.

Definition of Leisure

1. Noun. Freedom provided by the cessation of activities. ¹

2. Noun. Time free from work or duties. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leisure

1. freedom from the demands of work or duty [n -S] : LEISURED [adj]

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Literary usage of Leisure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education by John Dewey (1916)
"The bare terms ' useful labor' and ' leisure' confirm the statement already made that the segregation and conflict of values are not self-inclosed, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"The perfection of leisure, that state of things in which any pursuit expands ... For this reason we rarely enjoy the true flavor of leisure when engaged in ..."

3. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"False as the ideal of exemption from labor seems to the thinking few, and doubtful as may be the happiness of those born to a life of leisure, the hope of ..."

4. Sermons by Thomas Arnold (1874)
"And h« said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile: for there were many coming and going, and th< ij liad no leisure so ..."

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