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leisure


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leisure  \Lei"sure\,  a. 
  Unemployed;  as  leisure  hours. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  desire  of  leisure  is  much  more  natural  than  of 
  business  and  care  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  2.  Time  at  one's  command,  free  from  engagement;  convenient 
  opportunity;  hence  convenience;  ease. 
 
  He  sighed,  and  had  no  leisure  more  to  say  --Dryden. 
 
  {At  leisure}. 
  a  Free  from  occupation;  not  busy. 
  b  In  a  leisurely  manner;  at  a  convenient  time. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leisure 
  adj  :  free  from  duties  or  responsibilities;  "he  writes  in  his 
  leisure  hours";  "life  as  it  ought  to  be  for  the  leisure 
  classes"-  J.J.Chapman;  "even  the  artist  and  the 
  sculptor  were  not  regarded...as  leisured  men"-  Ida 
  Craven  [syn:  {leisure(a)},  {leisured}] 
  n  1:  time  available  for  ease  and  relaxation;  "his  job  left  him 
  little  leisure"  [syn:  {leisure  time}] 
  2:  freedom  to  choose  a  pastime  or  enjoyable  activity;  "he 
  lacked  the  leisure  for  golf" 




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