- 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.
A couple enjoys the luxury of a spa.
luxury definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English luxurie ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin luxuria ; from luxus, extravagance, luxury, excess, probably identical in origin, originally with luxus, dislocated: see luxate
luxury definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. lux·u·ries
- Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort.
- Something expensive or hard to obtain.
- Sumptuous living or surroundings: lives in luxury.
Origin: Middle English luxurie, lust, from Old French, from Latin luxuria, excess, luxury, from luxus.