What does luxury mean?

Definitions for luxury
ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-lux·u·ry

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.

    Etymology: luxurie, from luxurie, from luxuria, from luxus.

  2. luxury(Noun)

    something desirable but expensive.

    Etymology: luxurie, from luxurie, from luxuria, from luxus.

  3. luxury(Noun)

    something very pleasant but not really needed in life.

    Etymology: luxurie, from luxurie, from luxuria, from luxus.

  4. luxury(Adjective)

    very expensive

    Etymology: 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

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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

Examples of luxury in a Sentence

  1. Edie Rodriguez:

    It is our goal that the S.S. United States re-emerge as a modern luxury vessel.

  2. Tom Perez:

    Helping to facilitate resolution involves the development of mutual trust and so I had to do that and I had to do it fast because I didn't have the luxury of time.

  3. Georges Eliot, Middlemarch:

    One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!

  4. Joe Bagley:

    Luxury items are rare in other 17th century sites in New England, but the two best sites found in Boston, including this one, have a high number of them showing that Boston was a center of wealth for the region and its residents who had that wealth were willing and able to show off a bit, despite their Puritan lifestyle.

  5. Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell:

    If the Chinese consumer is pulling back on spending then it seems to be either at the very high luxury end or maybe on some of the everyday non-essential items, i think the smartphone is increasingly viewed as an essential in Greater China. So, I don't see the economy weighing significantly on Apple growth over the next few quarters.

Images & Illustrations of luxury

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