What is leisure?

  • (noun): Time available for ease and relaxation.
    Example: "His job left him little leisure"
    Synonyms: leisure time
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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Some articles on leisure:

Leisure Satisfaction and Psychological Functioning
... The importance of leisure activities has been studied in various aspects of life ... aspects of life studied with importance of leisure satisfaction is for people with psychological issues ... at work, through depression or brain injuries, leisure satisfaction may ease the stress regardless of the type ...
Leisure, Indiana - Geography
... Leisure is located at in the middle of nowhere40°21′51″N 85°50′35″W / 40.36417°N 85.84306°W / 40.36417 -85.84306 ...
Leekes - Other Businesses - The Vale Resort
... In 1994, Leekes Retail and Leisure Group took ownership of a golf club in Hensol in the Vale of Glamorgan ... start of diversification of the business into the leisure industry ... a luxury four star hotel, state-of-the-art leisure club, Wales' largest spa and two championship golf courses set in over 650 acres (2.6 km2) of beautiful parkland ...
Sociology Of The Internet - Social Impact - Leisure
... The Internet has been a major source of leisure since before the World Wide Web, with entertaining social experiments such as MUDs and MOOs being conducted on university servers, and humor-r ... One area of leisure on the Internet is multiplayer gaming ... This form of leisure creates communities, bringing people of all ages and origins to enjoy the fast-paced world of multiplayer games ...

More definitions of "leisure":

  • (noun): Freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity.
    Example: "He lacked the leisure for golf"

Famous quotes containing the word leisure:

    ... instead of being a help meet to man, in the highest, noblest sense of the term, as a companion, a co-worker, an equal; she has been a mere appendage of his being, an instrument of his convenience and pleasure, the pretty toy with which he wiled [sic] away his leisure moments, or the pet animal whom he humored into playfulness and submission.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
    Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929)