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Definition of leisure noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈlɛʒər//
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  • time that is spent doing what you enjoy when you are not working or studying These days we have more money and more leisure to enjoy it. leisure activities/interests/pursuits Make the most of your leisure time! the leisure industry
  • Idioms
    1. 1with no particular activities; free After a tour of the university, we were at leisure for the rest of the afternoon.
    2. 2without hurrying Let's have lunch so we can talk at leisure.
    at your leisure
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    when you have the time to do something without hurrying I suggest you take the forms away and read them at your leisure.
    a gentleman/lady/man/woman of leisure (humorous)
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    a man/woman who does not have to work
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: leisure