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Topic: LEISURE

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: leisir, from leisir 'to be allowed', from Latin licere; LICENSE1

leisure

noun
     
lei‧sure W3 [uncountable]
1 time when you are not working or studying and can relax and do things you enjoy:
Most people now enjoy shorter working hours and more leisure time.
Watching television is now the nation's most popular leisure activity.
The hotel offers various leisure facilities such as a swimming pool and sauna.
The leisure industry (=the business of providing leisure activities) is now an important part of the economy.
2

at (your) leisure

if you do something at your leisure, you do it slowly and without hurrying:
Come round for lunch and then we can discuss it at leisure.
Take the leaflets home and read them at your leisure.
3

gentleman/lady of leisure

someone who does not have to work - used humorously
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