- The definition of lavish is very generous or abundant.
An example of lavish is a party that has an excess of food and drink.
Tables set for a lavish party.
lavish definition by Webster's New World
- very generous or liberal in giving or spending, often extravagantly so; prodigal
- more than enough; very abundant: lavish entertainment
Origin: ; from Middle English lavas, abundance ; from Middle French ; from Old French lavasse, torrent of rain, probably ; from laver, to wash: see lave
lavish definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion: a lavish buffet. See Synonyms at profuse.
- Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting: The critics were lavish with their praise.
Origin: Middle English laves, probably from Old French lavasse, downpour, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavāre; see lave.
- lavˈish·er noun
- lavˈish·ly adverb
- lavˈish·ness noun