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luxury

[ luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh- ]
/ ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə- /
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noun, plural lux·u·ries.

adjective

of, relating to, or affording luxury: a luxury hotel.

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Origin of luxury

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English luxurie, from Latin luxuria “rankness, luxuriance,” equivalent to luxur- (combining form of luxus “extravagance”) + -ia noun suffix; see -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM luxury

sem·i·lux·u·ry, noun, plural sem·i·lux·u·ries.su·per·lux·u·ry, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for luxury

luxury
/ (ˈlʌkʃərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living
(sometimes plural) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity
something pleasant and satisfyingthe luxury of independence
(modifier) relating to, indicating, or supplying luxurya luxury liner

Word Origin for luxury

C14 (in the sense: lechery): via Old French from Latin luxuria excess, from luxus extravagance
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Idioms and Phrases with luxury

luxury

see lap of luxury.

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