Adjective "leisure" definition and examples

(Leisure may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɛʒə/

Definitions and examples

noun

Time when one is not working or occupied; free time.
  1. 'I've had a few moments of leisure to consider the response to it, and what it all means.'
  2. 'Usually the leisure consists of snorkeling, night club jaunts and ample free time spent with other American youths.'
  3. 'Handy does not predict, as people did in the 1970s, an enlightened age of leisure.'
  4. 'You decide to defer the benefits for a few more years before you enjoy your years of leisure on the golf course.'
  5. 'A pension was meant to pay for a brief period of leisure following a long working life.'
  6. 'This is true; but the leisure is something that must be paid for.'
  7. 'Different people place different values on luxury, location, timeliness, leisure, and security.'
  8. 'And now for Federer, who will be all the more formidable for his day of leisure yesterday.'
  9. 'I don't buy the idea that the pre-industrial period was a golden age of self-determination and leisure for the vast majority of the British.'
  10. 'It is unfair to expect them to have their leisure and sleep hours interrupted.'
  11. 'It's lovely to wake up on a Saturday morning with the prospect of three days of leisure ahead of you.'
  12. 'After his trial and brief imprisonment for corruption he took no further part in public life so had the leisure in which to enjoy the purest of pleasures.'
  13. 'Income has generally been considered more important than free time, and consumption better than having more leisure.'
  14. 'increased opportunities for leisure'
  15. 'Ian Templeton, the headmaster of Glenalmond College in Perthshire said the access to leisure facilities and activities at many schools was hard to put a price on.'
  16. 'He volunteered much of his own time and effort to the provision of recreation and leisure opportunities for the aged and disabled in our community.'
  17. 'Outside the job there's little time for leisure activities, but Marurai maintains a passion for reading.'
  18. 'But they share a commitment to communal living, group and individual therapy, and shared domestic and leisure activities.'
  19. 'Campaigning youngsters are demanding more leisure activities and increased police patrols in the borough to clamp down on rowdy youths.'
  20. 'Recreational and leisure activities used to be two separate entities.'
  21. 'They are used for river patrols and leisure activities.'
  22. 'Sir Henry Royce belittled leisure activities such as golf and tennis.'
  23. 'She said that instead of looking to build a new leisure pool the money could better spent on a larger facility.'
  24. 'But a lack of facilities in their local areas was identified as the main reason young people did not take part in sports and leisure activities.'
  25. 'writers with enough leisure to practise their art'
  26. 'Recycling materials for use later was one of those issues taken up by people who had the leisure to think about such matters.'
  27. 'Now in her senior year she had the leisure to take it easy.'
  28. 'Many of us live in a forgiving environment where people have the leisure to explore ways of changing their very selves, at the physical, social and spiritual levels.'
  29. 'For a few days he would have the leisure for tasks such as gathering food and organizing, before another round of observations began.'

More definitions

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. adjective

4. free or unoccupied: leisure hours.

5. having leisure: the leisure class.

6. (of clothing) suitable to or adapted for wear during leisure; c

More examples(as adjective)

"activities can be leisure."

"facilities can be leisure."

"developments can be leisure."

"centres can be leisure."

"pursuits can be leisure."

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French leisir, based on Latin licere ‘be allowed’.

Phrase

at leisure
at one's leisure
lady (or man or gentleman) of leisure