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leisurenoun [U]

 us   /ˈli·ʒər, ˈleʒ·ər/
the ​time when you are ​free from ​work or other duties and can ​relax: She has a ​limitedamount of leisure ​time.
leisurely
adjective  us   /ˈli·ʒər·li, ˈleʒ·ər-/
a leisurely ​stroll on the ​beach
(Definition of leisure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"leisure" in British English

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leisurenoun [U]

uk   /ˈleʒ.ər/  us   /ˈliː.ʒɚ/
B1 the ​time when you are not ​working or doing other ​duties: leisure ​activities Most ​people only have a ​limitedamount of leisure time. The ​townlacks leisure facilities such as a ​swimmingpool or ​squashcourts.

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(Definition of leisure from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leisure" in Business English

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leisurenoun [U]

uk   /ˈleʒər/  us   /ˈliːʒər/
COMMERCE activitiespeople do when they are not ​working, to ​relax and enjoy themselves: Shares in the leisure ​sector have not ​performed so well this ​year. Hotels, ​airlines and other ​firms in the leisure ​industry may suffer. leisure ​activities/pursuits a leisure ​business/​company/​group a leisure complex/​development leisure ​facilities
at (your) leisure
when you want to and when you have ​time to: Developments in ​technologymean we can now do ​bankingtransactions at our leisure.
(Definition of leisure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leisure”
in Korean 여가…
in Arabic وَقْت الفَراغ…
in Malaysian masa lapang…
in French loisir…
in Russian досуг, свободное время…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空閒,閒暇,休閒…
in Italian tempo libero…
in Turkish boş vakit…
in Polish czas wolny, rekreacja…
in Spanish ocio, tiempo libre…
in Vietnamese thời gian rỗi…
in Portuguese lazer…
in Thai เวลาว่าง…
in German die Freizeit…
in Catalan lleure…
in Japanese 自由時間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空闲,闲暇,休闲…
in Indonesian waktu senggang…
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