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

  1. (n.)a material object, service, etc., conducive to physical comfort or sumptuous living, but usu. not a necessity of life.

  2. free indulgence in the comforts and pleasures afforded by such things:

    a life of luxury.

  3. a means of ministering to indulgence:

    the luxury of choosing.

  4. a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself:

    the luxury of an extra piece of cake.

  5. a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence:

    the luxury of self-pity.

  6. Archaic. lust; lasciviousness; lechery.

  7. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or providing luxury:

    a luxury hotel.

Origin of luxury:

1300–50; ME luxurie < L luxuria rankness, luxuriance

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. luxury(noun)ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-

    the state of being very comfortable, pleasurable, and often expensive

    the luxury of the cruise ship

  2. luxuryˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-

    sth that is unnecessary but gives pleasure

    luxuries like champagne and massages


  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


  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".

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    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.

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