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noun [uncountable] British English pronunciation: leisure /ˈleʒə(r)/
  1. 1
    activities that you do to relax or enjoy yourself

    My busy schedule leaves little time for leisure.

    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

      leisure facilities/opportunities:

      The hotel offers a wide range of leisure facilities.

  2. 2
    the time when you are not working or are not busy

    a rare moment of leisure

    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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