What does luxury mean?

Definitions for luxuryˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word luxury.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. luxury(noun)

    something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity

  2. lavishness, luxury, sumptuosity, sumptuousness(noun)

    the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive

  3. luxury, luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousness(noun)

    wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

Wiktionary

  1. luxury(Noun)

    very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.

  2. luxury(Noun)

    something desirable but expensive.

  3. luxury(Noun)

    something very pleasant but not really needed in life.

  4. luxury(Adjective)

    very expensive

  5. Origin: luxurie, from luxurie, from luxuria, from luxus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Luxury(noun)

    a free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes

  2. Luxury(noun)

    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

  3. Luxury(noun)

    lechery; lust

  4. Luxury(noun)

    luxuriance; exuberance

Freebase

  1. 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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Luxury

    luk′sū-ri, n. free indulgence in rich diet or costly dress or equipage: anything delightful: a dainty: (Shak.) wantonness.—ns. Luxū′riance, Luxū′riancy, Luxurī′ety.—adj. Luxū′riant, exuberant in growth: overabundant.—adv. Luxū′riantly.—v.i. Luxū′riate, to be luxuriant: to grow exuberantly: to live luxuriously: to expatiate with delight.—n. Luxuriā′tion, the act of luxuriating.—adj. Luxū′rious, given to luxury: administering to luxury: furnished with luxuries: softening by pleasure: (Milt.) luxuriant: (Shak.) lustful.—adv. Luxū′riously.—ns. Luxū′riousness; Lux′urist, one given to luxury. [O. Fr. luxurie—L. luxuria, luxury—luxus, excess.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'luxury' in Nouns Frequency: #2828

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of luxury in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of luxury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cesare Pavese:

    Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

  2. Schopenhauer:

    The mother of the useful arts is necessity, that of the fine arts is luxury; for father the former have intellect, the latter, genius, which itself is a kind of luxury.

  3. Adam Drewnowski:

    Food stores in low income neighborhoods will have a limited range of luxury goods like fresh fruit and vegetables or fish and poultry, yes, those have become luxury goods, like it or not.

  4. Jeff David:

    We're embracing the hotel's original DNA, while simultaneously offering guests intuitive service and relevant luxury, the Knickerbocker's history is something that most luxury hotels cannot offer.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.

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