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.noun
An example of luxury is a day at the spa.
Luxury is defined as something that is not essential but is expensive, desirable or valuable and provides comfort.adjective
An example of luxury is a description for expensive cars and big mansions.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
noun pl. luxuries
- 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: ME luxurie < OFr < L luxuria < luxus, extravagance, luxury, excess, prob. identical in orig. with luxus, dislocated: see luxate
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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.