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lei·sure

 (lē′zhər, lĕzh′ər)
n.
1. Free time when one is not working or attending to other duties.
2. Relaxation or activities engaged in during such time: the pursuit of leisure.
Idiom:
at (one's) leisure
When one has free time; at one's convenience: I'll return the call at my leisure.

[Middle English, from Norman French leisour, from Old French leisir, to be permitted, from Latin licēre.]

leisure

(ˈlɛʒə; US ˈliːʒər)
n
1.
a. time or opportunity for ease, relaxation, etc
b. (as modifier): leisure activities.
2. ease or leisureliness
3. at leisure
a. having free time for ease, relaxation, etc
b. not occupied or engaged
c. without hurrying
4. at one's leisure when one has free time
[C14: from Old French leisir; ultimately from Latin licēre to be allowed]

lei•sure

(ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər)

n.
1. freedom from the demands of work or duty: a life of leisure.
2. time free from the demands of work or duty: the leisure to pursue hobbies.
3. unhurried ease: a work written with leisure.
adj.
4. free or unoccupied: leisure hours.
5. having leisure; not required to work for a living: the leisure class.
6. designed for recreational use: video games and other leisure products.
Idioms:
1. at leisure,
a. with free or unrestricted time.
b. without haste or pressure; slowly.
c. out of work; unemployed.
2. at one's leisure, when one has free time; at one's convenience.
[1250–1300; Middle English leisir < Old French, n. use of infinitive « Latin licēre to be permitted]

leisure

  • empty - First meant "at leisure, unoccupied," and it could also mean "unmarried."
  • leisure - Based on Latin licere, "be allowed."
  • scholastic - Based on Latin scholasticus, "devote one's leisure to learning."
  • vacation - Coming from Latin vacation/vacatio, from vacare, "to be free, empty; to be at leisure," around 1395, this term entered Old English, meaning "rest and freedom from any activity."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leisure - time available for ease and relaxationleisure - time available for ease and relaxation; "his job left him little leisure"
free time, spare time - time that is free from duties or responsibilities
time off - a time period when you are not required to work; "he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral"
holiday, vacation - leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"
playday, playtime - time for play or diversion
2.leisure - freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity; "he lacked the leisure for golf"
repose, rest, ease, relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
vacationing - the act of taking a vacation

leisure

noun spare, free, rest, holiday, quiet, ease, retirement, relaxation, vacation, recreation, time off, breathing space, spare moments a relaxing way to fill my leisure time
work, business, labour, employment, occupation
at your leisure in your own (good) time, in due course, at your convenience, unhurriedly, when it suits you, without hurry, at an unhurried pace, when you get round to it (informal) He could read through all the national papers at his leisure.
Quotations
"All intellectual improvement arises from leisure" [Dr. Johnson]
"Leisure contains the future, it is the new horizon" [Henri Lefebvre Everyday Life in the Modern World]

leisure

noun
Freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain:
Translations
رَاحَةٌوَقْت فَراغ
volnovolný čas
fritid
vapaa-aika
slobodno vrijeme
szabadidõszabadidő
tómstund
余暇
레저
laisvalaikisneskubantneskubantispalengvapoilsio metas
brīvs laiksvaļas brīdis
prosti časprostočasen
fritidledighet
เวลาว่าง
thời gian rỗi

leisure

[ˈleʒəʳ] (US) [ˈliːʒəʳ]
A. Nocio m
a life of leisureuna vida de ocio, una vida ociosa
do it at your leisurehazlo cuando tengas tiempo or te convenga
to have the leisure to do sthdisponer de tiempo para hacer algo
see also lady A1
B. CPD leisure activities NPLpasatiempos mpl
leisure centre N (Brit) → polideportivo m
leisure industry Nsector m del ocio
leisure occupations, leisure pursuits NPL = leisure activities leisure suit Nchandal m
leisure time Ntiempo m libre
in one's leisure timeen sus ratos libres, en los momentos de ocio
leisure wear Nropa f de sport

leisure

[ˈlɛʒər]
n
(= time) → loisir m
at leisure → à loisir
at sb's leisure → tout à loisir
Now I can read at my leisure → Maintenant je peux lire tout à loisir.
(as opposed to work)loisirs mpl
Not everybody wants more leisure → Tout le monde ne veut pas plus de loisirs.
modif [activities, pursuits] → de loisirs, de loisir; [sector, business] → des loisirs
DIY is a leisure activity for many → Le bricolage est une activité de loisir pour de nombreuses personnes.
outdoor leisure activities → les loisirs de plein air, les activités de loisirs de plein air
an outdoor leisure activity → un loisir de plein air, une activité de loisir de plein air
the leisure industry → l'industrie des loisirs
leisure use
a centre designed for both leisure and business use → un centre conçu à la fois pour les loisirs et les affaires
leisure time → loisirs mpl
What do you do in your leisure time? → Qu'est-ce que tu fais pendant tes loisirs?leisure centre ncentre m de loisirsleisure complex ncomplexe m de loisirs

leisure

nFreizeit f; a gentleman of leisureein Privatier m (dated); she decided to give up her job and become a lady of leisuresie entschloss sich, ihren Beruf aufzugeben und in Muße zu leben; to lead a life of leisureein Leben in or der Muße führen (geh), → sich dem (süßen) Nichtstun ergeben; the problem of what to do with one’s leisuredas Problem der Freizeitgestaltung; a park where the public can stroll at leisureein Park, in dem die Öffentlichkeit in aller Ruhe spazieren gehen kann; the Prime Minister is seldom at leisureder Premierminister hat selten Zeit für sich or hat selten freie Zeit; do it at your leisure (= in own time)tun Sie es, wenn Sie Zeit or Ruhe dazu haben; (= at own speed)lassen Sie sich (dat)Zeit damit; to have the leisure to do somethingdie Zeit or Muße haben, etw zu tun

leisure

:
leisure activities
leisure centre
n (Brit) → Freizeitzentrum nt
leisure clothes

leisure

:
leisure park
nFreizeitpark m
leisure suit
nJogginganzug m
leisure time
nFreizeit f
leisurewear

leisure

[ˈlɛʒəʳ]
1. nsvago, tempo libero
a life of leisure → una vita comoda
to be a lady of leisure (hum) → fare la bella vita
do it at your leisure → fallo con comodo
2. adj (activities) → del tempo libero
in one's leisure time → durante il proprio tempo libero

leisure

(ˈleʒə) , ((American) ˈli:ʒər) noun
time which one can spend as one likes, especially when one does not have to work. I seldom have leisure to watch television.
ˈleisurely adjective, adverb
not hurrying; taking plenty of time. She had a leisurely bath.

leisure

رَاحَةٌ volný čas fritid Freizeit ελεύθερος χρόνος ocio vapaa-aika loisirs slobodno vrijeme tempo libero 余暇 레저 vrijetijd fritid wolny czas lazer досуг fritid เวลาว่าง boş vakit thời gian rỗi 空闲

leisure

n. holganza, ociosidad;
at ___a conveniencia, cómodamente;
a.
___ hourstiempo libre, horas desocupadas.
Leisure 

leisure

n ocio
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