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Definition of the noun leisure

What does leisure mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: leisures

  1. time available for ease and relaxation
    • example: his job left him little leisure
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of leisure: leisure time
    • more generic term: time off = a time period when you are not required to work
    • more specific terms:
  2. freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
    • example: he lacked the leisure for golf
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: ease / relaxation / repose / rest = freedom from activity
    • more specific word: vacationing = the act of taking a vacation

Alternative definition of the noun leisure


  1. Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.
  2. Time free from work or duties.


Leisure is an unincorporated community in Duck Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana.


Leisure is a publisher.


  1. "Leisure" is the debut album by English rock band Blur. The album was released on 26 August 1991 in the United Kingdom via Food Records, and peaked at number 7 in the UK Albums Chart. It was released in the US a month later with a different track listing. The album was certified Gold in the UK. The US version of Leisure was frontloaded with Blur's three UK singles, and the song "Sing" was replaced by the B-side "I Know". The Canadian version has the same tracklisting as the UK version.
  2. "Leisure" is a musical single of Dmitry Fyodorov.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  3. "Leisure" is a composition.
  4. "Leisure" is a composition.
  5. "Leisure" is a composition.


  1. "Leisure" is a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, appearing originally in his Songs Of Joy and Others, published in 1911 by A. C. Fifield and then in Davies' first anthology Collected Poems, by the same publisher in 1916.
  2. "Leisure" is a book by Ralph Glasser.
    • also known as Leisure: penalty or prize?
  3. "Leisure" is a book by Margaret Elizabeth Mulac.
    • also known as "Leisure; time for living and retirement"
  4. "Leisure" is a book by George A. Lundberg.
    • also known as "Leisure: a suburban study"
  5. "Leisure" is a book by Martin Harrison.


"Leisure" is a 1976 short animated film directed by Bruce Petty.


Leisure, or free time, is time spent away from business, work, domestic chores, and education. It also excludes time spent on necessary activities such as eating and sleeping.

  • also known as 餘暇

Phrases with Leisure

Phrases starting with the word Leisure:

  1. leisure time
  2. leisure wear

Phrases ending with the word Leisure:

  1. at leisure
  2. Lady of Leisure
  3. Gentleman of Leisure
  4. Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Leisure

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Google previewPhilosophy of Communication Ethics (2014)

Alterity and the Other by Ronald C. Arnett, Patricia Arneson

Leisure is a term and a concept that is misunderstood.

Google previewEAPs and the Information Revolution (1987)

The Dark Side of Megatrends by Keith McClellan

Leisure is an opportunity for laying greater emphasis on making a life than on merely making a living. Someone once said...

Leisure is the opportunity to get acquainted with our significant others — our family, our friends, our loved ones. Some people go...

Google previewForm of Politics (2016)

Aristotle and Plato on Friendship by John von Heyking

As Lord argues, “Noble leisure is the fundamental principle of Aristotle's inquiry because, as we have learned from Book...

Google previewOn the Unseriousness of Human Affairs (2014)

Teaching, Writing, Playing, Believing, Lecturing, Philosophizing, Singing, Dancing by James V. Schall

Leisure is the noblest name of all.

Google previewLeisure and Ancient Rome (2013)

by J. P. Toner

The definition is this: Leisure is a system of symbols which acts to establish a feeling of freedom and pleasure by formulating a sense of choice and desire. It will be immediately apparent that this is broadly based on Geertz's classic definition of ...

Google previewDoing the Town (2001)

The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915 by Catherine Cocks

"LEISURE IS THE PARENT OF MISCHIEF" Between the late 1830s and the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Leisure programs that provide continuing education opportunities help elders keep a lifetime focus on learning and growing. Any activity that stimulates thinking is appropriate, from crossword and number puzzles (e.g., Sudoku) to lectures, ...

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Sign language

East Riding, Leisure Services - British Sign Language

Quotes about Leisure

I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone. (Scipio Africanus)
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Scrabble value of L1E1I1S1U1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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