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. luxurynoun

    something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity

  2. lavishness, luxury, sumptuosity, sumptuousnessnoun

    the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive

  3. luxury, luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousnessnoun

    wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

Wiktionary

  1. luxurynoun

    very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.

  2. luxurynoun

    something desirable but expensive.

  3. luxurynoun

    something very pleasant but not really needed in life.

  4. luxuryadjective

    very expensive

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. LUXURYnoun

    Etymology: luxuré, old French; luxuria, Latin.

    Egypt with Assyria strove
    In wealth and luxury. John Milton.

    Riches expose a man to pride and luxury, and a foolish elation of heart. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 464.

    Urge his hateful luxury,
    His bestial appetite in change of lust,
    Which stretch’d unto their servants, daughters, wives. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Young trees of several kinds set contiguous in a fruitful ground, with the very luxury of the trees will incorporate. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 479.

    He cut the side of the rock for a garden, and by laying on it earth, furnished out a kind of luxury for a hermit. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Luxurynoun

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

  2. Luxurynoun

    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. Luxurynoun

    lechery; lust

  4. Luxurynoun

    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. Jessie Holeva:

    Watches are the number one symbol of luxury, so for Apple to create a watch that fits both tech and luxury is brilliant, it is nice to see leather and metal wrist band options, which makes the watch less sporty and more glam.I love that there are so many different customizable metal options, and I especially fell for the rose gold. The different types of bands are great for those who prefer a more sleek style watch to those who want a more classic feel. Although I don't go for the sporty styles, it is similar to brands like Toy that make watches poolside-ready with a rubber band.

  2. Stephen Johnson:

    It was less than 200 square feet. This is actually a luxury and costs less than the place that I lived a couple blocks down the street.

  3. Van Zyl:

    Maiyet is is trying to find people who are at the bottom of the economic pyramid, but who possess extraordinary and rare skills, we want to find the next generation of global artisans, whether they're in Indonesia, Peru, Mongolia, Kenya, or India and to harness those skills, but do so in a way that is relevant and applicable to the modern luxury fashion market.

  4. Jonathan Miller:

    The focus was on walkability -- buyers wanted to be able to buy strawberries at three in the morning, luxury suburbs, like Greenwich, were skipped over.

  5. G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901):

    Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

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