A couple enjoys the luxury of a spa.
- Luxury is defined as something that is not essential but is expensive, desirable or valuable and provides comfort.
An example of luxury is a description for expensive cars and big mansions.
- The definition of a luxury is something that is not essential but is desirable and often expensive or the state of having or enjoying desirable and expensive things.
An example of luxury is a day at the spa.
- the use and enjoyment of the best and most costly things that offer the most physical comfort and satisfaction
- anything contributing to such enjoyment, usually something considered unnecessary to life and health
- the unusual intellectual or emotional pleasure or comfort derived from some specified thing: to give in to the luxury of tears
- something producing such pleasure or comfort
Origin of luxuryMiddle English luxurie from Old French from Classical Latin luxuria from luxus, extravagance, luxury, excess, probably identical in origin, originally with luxus, dislocated: see luxate
- Sumptuous or extremely comfortable living or surroundings: lives in luxury.
- a. Something that is not essential but provides pleasure and comfort: felt entitled to a few luxuries after so much hard work.b. Something that is desirable but expensive or hard to obtain or do: did not have the luxury of working in an up-to-date laboratory.
Origin of luxuryMiddle English luxurie lust from Old French from Latin luxuria excess, luxury from luxus
(comparative more luxury, superlative most luxury)
- very expensive
Middle English luxurie, from Old French luxurie, from Latin luxuria (“rankness, luxury"), from luxus (“extravagance, luxury").