Definitions for luxuryˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lux•u•ryˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ries
(n.)a material object, service, etc., conducive to physical comfort or sumptuous living, but usu. not a necessity of life.
free indulgence in the comforts and pleasures afforded by such things:
a life of luxury.
a means of ministering to indulgence:
the luxury of choosing.
a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself:
the luxury of an extra piece of cake.
a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence:
the luxury of self-pity.
Archaic. lust; lasciviousness; lechery.
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or providing luxury:
a luxury hotel.
Origin of luxury:
1300–50; ME luxurie < L luxuria rankness, luxuriance
something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
lavishness, luxury, sumptuosity, sumptuousness(noun)
the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
luxury, luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousness(noun)
wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
luxury(noun)ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-
the state of being very comfortable, pleasurable, and often expensive
the luxury of the cruise ship
luxuryˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-
sth that is unnecessary but gives pleasure
luxuries like champagne and massages
very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
something desirable but expensive.
something very pleasant but not really needed in life.
Origin: luxurie, from luxurie, from luxuria, from luxus.
a free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes
anything which pleases the senses, and is also costly, or difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; as, silks, jewels, and rare fruits are luxuries; in some countries ice is a great luxury
Luxury is the second album from Fantastic Plastic Machine. It is the follow-up to his 1997 debut album. Luxury is a continuation of his previous work in Shibuya-kei, though in some tracks there are indications of a shift towards house music and 1970s Philly soul, a path he would explore more in his next album, beautiful. The track "There Must Be an Angel", is a cover version of a Eurythmics song. Vocals on the Luxury version are performed by Lorraine Bowen. Her vocals also appear on the track "Bossa for Jackie".
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'luxury' in Nouns Frequency: #2828
Translations for luxury
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
great comfort usually amongst expensive things
They live in luxury; (also adjective) gold jewellery and other luxury goods.
- تَرَف، بَذْخArabic
- luxoPortuguese (BR)
- přepych; přepychovýCzech
- der Luxus; Luxus-...German
- luksus; luksus-Danish
- πολυτέλεια, χλιδήGreek
- lujo; (de) lujoSpanish
- (de) luxeFrench
- भोग विलासHindi
- lúxus, munaðurIcelandic
- lusso; di lussoItalian
- 쾌락, 만족Korean
- greznība; greznums; greznuma-Latvian
- ،بزرگى تجملPersian
- (de) luxRomanian
- prepych; prepychovýSlovak
- lüks, konforTurkish
- 奢侈Chinese (Trad.)
- بیش قیمت، آرائشی ساز و سامانUrdu
- xa xỉVietnamese
- 奢侈Chinese (Simp.)
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