[lee-zher, lezh-er] /ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər/
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.
a work written with leisure and grace.
free or unoccupied:
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.
at one’s leisure, when one has free time; at one’s convenience:
Take this book and read it at your leisure.
/ˈlɛʒə; US ˈliːʒər/
ease or leisureliness
at one’s leisure, when one has free time
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.
- Leisure centre
noun 1. a building designed to provide facilities for a range of leisure pursuits, such as a sports hall, café, and meeting rooms
- Leisure class
The rich, so called because they can afford not to work. The term was made current by the economist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class.
[lee-zherd, lezh-erd] /ˈli ʒərd, ˈlɛʒ ərd/ adjective 1. having : the leisured classes. 2. characterized by ; ; unhurried: the leisured manner of his walk. /ˈlɛʒəd/ adjective 1. (usually prenominal) having much leisure, as through unearned wealth: the leisured classes 2. unhurried or relaxed: in a leisured manner
noun 1. a house for use on weekends, vacations, or the like.