Meaning of leisure

lei•sure

Pronunciation: (lē'zhur, lezh'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. freedom from the demands of work or duty: She looked forward to retirement and a life of leisure.
  2. 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.
  3. unhurried ease: a work written with leisure and grace.
  4. Because of the failure of the magazine, many experienced editors are now at leisure.
    1. with free or unrestricted time.
    2. without haste; slowly.
    3. out of work; unemployed:Because of the failure of the magazine, many experienced editors are now at leisure.
  5. when one has free time; at one's convenience: Take this book and read it at your leisure.
—adj.
  1. free or unoccupied: leisure hours.
  2. having leisure: the leisure class.
  3. (of clothing) suitable to or adapted for wear during leisure; casual: a leisure jacket.
  4. designed or intended for recreational use: leisure products like bowling balls and video games.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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