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Definition of "leisure" []

  • Freedom from time-consuming duties, responsibilities, or activities. (noun)
  • At (one's) leisure When one has free time; at one's convenience: I'll return the call at my leisure. (idiom)
  • Time or opportunity for ease, relaxation, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Ease or leisureliness (noun)

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Use "leisure" in a sentence
  • "-- 'And surely,' he continues, 'if the purpose be in good earnest, _not to write at leisure that which men may read at leisure_' -- note it -- that which men may read at leisure -- 'but really to"
  • "On all sides they trip along, buoyed up by animal spirits, and seemingly so void of care that often, when I am walking on the Boulevards, it occurs to me that they alone understand the full import of the term leisure; and they trifle their time away with such an air of contentment, I know not how to wish them wiser at the expense of gayety."
  • "On all sides they trip along, buoyed up by animal spirits, and seemingly so void of care, that often, when I am walking on the _Boulevards_, it occurs to me, that they alone understand the full import of the term leisure; and they trifle their time away with such an air of contentment, I know not how to wish them wiser at the expence of their gaiety."