Lei"sure (?) 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.

 

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Lei"sure, a.

Unemployed; as, leisure hours.

 

© Webster 1913.

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