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noun [uncountable] leisure pronunciation in American English /ˈliʒər/leisure pronunciation in American English /ˈleʒər/
  1. 1
    activities that are relaxing or fun
    In the early days of this country, many people had wealth and leisure because of slave labor.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to activities that you do to relax or enjoy yourself
      the leisure industry
      leisure pursuits/activities: home-based leisure pursuits such as watching television
  2. 2
    the time when you are not working or are not busy
    He spends his leisure going out shooting rabbits.
    leisure time: I’m looking forward to more leisure time in my retirement.
    have the leisure to do something: I don’t have the leisure to sit back and enjoy the scenery.
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