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 cl-ss.
(of clothing) suitable to or adapted for wear during leisure; casual:
a leisure jacket.
designed or intended for recreational use:
leisure products like bowling b-lls and video games.
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.
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
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 -n-logy of words like pleasure. phrase leisured cl-ss attested by 1836.
at one’s leisure
- At odds
the probability that something is so, will occur, or is more likely to occur than something else: the odds are that it will rain today. the ratio of probability that something is so, will occur, or is more likely to occur than something else. this ratio used as the basis of a bet; the ratio […]
- At. no.
atomic number. abbreviation atomic number at. no. or at no abbr. atomic number atomic number
- At one
being or amounting to a single unit or individual or entire thing, item, or object rather than two or more; a single: one woman; one nation; one piece of cake. being a person, thing, or individual instance or member of a number, kind, group, or category indicated: one member of the party. existing, acting, or […]
- At one stroke
also, at one blow; at a stroke or blow; in one stroke or blow. at the same time, with one forceful or quick action. for example, i managed to please both buyer and seller at one stroke. the first term is the older version, so used by chaucer; at one blow was used by shakespeare.
- At one time or another
on various separate occasions. for example, at one time or another i’ve considered replacing the furnace, but so far i haven’t done so. [ early 1600s ]