Leisure Lei"sure (l[=e]"zh[-u]r; 135), n. [OE. leisere, leiser, OF. leisir, F. loisir, orig., permission, fr. L. licere to be permitted. See {License}.] 1. Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment. [1913 Webster]

The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

2. Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease. [1913 Webster]

He sighed, and had no leisure more to say. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{At leisure}. (a) Free from occupation; not busy. (b) In a leisurely manner; at a convenient time. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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