luxury[luk′s̸hə rē, -s̸ho̵or ē; lug′z̸hə rē, -z̸ho̵or ē]
- 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.
- 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").