Definitions for luxury
ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə-lux·u·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word luxury.
something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
lavishness, luxury, sumptuosity, sumptuousnessnoun
the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
luxury, luxuriousness, opulence, sumptuousnessnoun
wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
something desirable but expensive.
something very pleasant but not really needed in life.
Etymology: luxurie, from luxurie, from luxuria, from luxus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Luxury refers to an extravagant or indulgent item, experience, or lifestyle that goes beyond basic necessities and provides immense comfort and pleasure. It typically involves great expense, high quality, exclusivity, and is often associated with wealth and status. It can include goods such as high-end cars, designer clothing, fine dining, and lavish vacations, among others.
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'luxury' in Nouns Frequency: #2828
The numerical value of luxury in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of luxury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The Russian luxury market is made by relatively few consumers with very high discretionary spending power, as epitomised by the 'Russian oligarch', these consumers have higher exposure to high-end versus accessible luxury brands and categories... such as Brioni and Cartier.
> LONDON, Jan 31( Reuters) - Europes glittering luxury companies, the regions top stock-market performers in 2023, may see yet more gains driven by a rebound in Chinese spending, but for some the sector is starting to look expensive.The likes of French luxury giant and Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH, and Swiss jewelry company Richemont( CFR.S), have benefited from the resilience of their wealthy customers against the cost-of-living crisis.Since the start of 2023, Chinas decision to allow more normal activity and dismantle its strict COVID-19 restrictions has provided another boost for the sector.An index of European luxury goods retailers(. dMIEU0TA00PUS) has rallied around 18 % so far this year, outperforming the wider pan-European STOXX 600(. STOXX), which is up 6.2 % in the same time frame.But the fact that luxury goods companies are not as cheap as they once were is a concern/point of attention, said Kasper Elmgreen, Head of Equities at Amundi, Europes largest asset manager.They’re much more fairly valued today, there is less that is perhaps undiscovered. The risk is that when something moves to being priced to perfection there is always a higher risk of disappointment.The price-to-earnings ratio of the MSCI Europe luxury index is around 26, while that of the broader STOXX is closer to 13, according to Refinitiv data.Reuters GraphicsEuropean luxury has historically traded at a big premium relative to the broader market, but this has widened even further in recent years. At 23 times 12-month forward earnings, its current premium of 82 % is almost twice as much as the 20-year average, according to Refintiv Datastream.snapshotTHE APPLE OF EUROPES EYELVMH, Europes most valuable company by market capitalisation, has a PE ratio of around 30, while rival Hermes( HRMS.PA) has a valuation of almost 60, according to Refinitiv data. Apple( AAPL.O), the worlds most valuable company, commands a PE ratio of around 23. Jelena Sokolova, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, said that China reopening is the key issue for European luxury stocks this year, and is already at least 50 % priced in.Currently we do n’t see this sector as undervalued anymore... there were some opportunities last year, but they are fairly valued now, or a little too overvalued at the moment.
Our hypothesis was that they are the same, but most affluents are not luxury travelers, simply because someone has a particular income, doesn’t make them a luxury traveler. And even those among high-income consumers who have taken a vacation, aren’t necessarily taking luxury trips.
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.
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.
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- capricho, extravagancia, lujoSpanish
- ylellisyys, loisto, luksusFinnish
- פאר, לוקסוס, שפע, מותרותHebrew
- роскошь, предмет роскошиRussian
- ráskoš, lùksuzSerbo-Croatian
- عیش و آرام کیUrdu
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