luxury

[ luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh- ]
/ ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə- /

noun, plural lux·u·ries.

adjective

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

Origin of luxury

1300–50; Middle English luxurie < Latin luxuria rankness, luxuriance, equivalent to luxur- (combining form of luxus extravagance) + -ia -y3

Related forms

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 luxuries

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 luxuries

luxury


see lap of luxury.

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