- (British, Aus, South Africa)
- IPA: /ˈlɛʒə(ɹ)/, /ˈliːʒə(ɹ)/ (extremely old fashioned)
- (America, Canada)
- Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.
- Free time, time free from work or duties.
- The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care.
- 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 11
- Little had Mrs. Dashwood or her daughters imagined when they first came into Devonshire, that so many engagements would arise to occupy their time as shortly presented themselves, or that they should have such frequent invitations and such constant visitors as to leave them little leisure for serious employment.
- 1908, William David Ross (translator), Aristotle, Metaphysics
- This is why the mathematical arts were founded in Egypt; for there the priestly caste was allowed to be at leisure.
- Time at one's command, free from engagement; convenient opportunity; hence, convenience; ease.
- He sighed, and had no leisure more to say.
- French: loisir, temps libre
- German: Freizeit, Muße
- Italian: agio, ozio, tempo libero
- Portuguese: ócio, lazer
- Russian: досу́г
- Spanish: ocio, tiempo libre