Definition of leisure in English:
- Little did he realize the magnitude of the issue which he raised, and that it would occupy his leisure for nearly twenty years.
- Rather than giving up work at the age of 65, they will ‘cycle’ between periods of work and leisure well into their golden years.
- Intelligent soldiers never waste the long periods of leisure that characterize peacetime service.
- Making room for relaxation and enjoyment of leisure activities is vital for all of us.
- Campaigning youngsters are demanding more leisure activities and increased police patrols in the borough to clamp down on rowdy youths.
- I take enjoyment and satisfaction from my work, my family and leisure activities.
- It is not often I have the leisure to idle my time away here.
- For a few days he would have the leisure for tasks such as gathering food and organizing, before another round of observations began.
- Recycling materials for use later was one of those issues taken up by people who had the leisure to think about such matters.
- Day three can be spent at leisure.
- Whether as a bedtime story, or as a novel to read at leisure, its pages will enthral any reader with a taste for adventure.
- The messages, which I could read at leisure, were mostly short but sweet, and comforting words were used that are not always easy to say face to face.
- Not least of these is the opportunity to cruise at leisure for miles and miles, reading a book on deck, taking charge at the helm or lazily watching the passing countryside.
at one's leisure
- At one’s convenience: wander at your leisure through the wide selection of shopsMore example sentences
at your convenience, when it suits you, in your own (good) time, when you can fit it in, without need for haste, without haste, unhurriedly, without hurry, when you get round to it, when you want to;in due course
- This enabled people to wander through at their leisure and view the school as a whole.
- The site looks promising and we ask you to give it a try at your leisure.
- Buying something online is fun because you can browse and pick and choose at your leisure, then have it delivered to your door.
lady (or man or gentleman) of leisure
- A person who does not need to earn a living.Example sentences
- We are not, in this day and age a place for the polishing of young men of leisure into gentlemanly ways.
- They are men of leisure, going on a voyage down the Thames River from Kingston to Oxford.
- But although that is now on hold, she has no plans of becoming a lady of leisure.
Middle English: from Old French leisir, based on Latin licere 'be allowed'.
Leisure is from Old French leisir, based on Latin licere ‘be allowed’. The phrase a lady of leisure defining a woman who has lots of free time, dates only from the 1940s.
Words that rhyme with leisuremade-to-measure, measure, pleasure, treasure
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