At leisure
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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  • at leisure — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. Not at work; not busy; with free time; at rest. * /Come and visit us some evening when you re at leisure./ 2. or[at one s leisure] When and how you wish at your convenience; without hurry. * /John made the model plane at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at leisure — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. Not at work; not busy; with free time; at rest. * /Come and visit us some evening when you re at leisure./ 2. or[at one s leisure] When and how you wish at your convenience; without hurry. * /John made the model plane at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • at leisure — ► at leisure 1) not occupied; free. 2) in an unhurried manner. Main Entry: ↑leisure …   English terms dictionary

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  • at leisure — 1) free to do what you want After a stop for lunch you will be taken to the famous Keukenhof Flower Gardens where you can spend the afternoon at leisure. 2) slowly and for as long as you like They ll need time to think about the situation at… …   English dictionary

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  • at leisure — or at one s leisure phrasal in one s leisure time ; at one s convenience < read the book at her leisure > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at leisure — adverb in an unhurried way or at one s convenience read the manual at your leisure he traveled leisurely • Syn: ↑leisurely • Derived from adjective: ↑leisurely (for: ↑leisurely) …   Useful english dictionary

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