luxury

  • 1Luxury — may refer to: Luxury good, an economic good or service for which demand increases more than proportionally as income rises Luxury tax, tax on products not considered essential, such as expensive cars Luxury tax (sports), surcharge put on the… …

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  • 2luxury — lux‧u‧ry [ˈlʌkʆri] noun luxuries PLURALFORM 1. [countable] something that is expensive and not really necessary but is pleasing and enjoyable: • luxuries such as a yacht and gold plated bathroom fixtures 2. luxury apartment/​car etc a very… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3Luxury — Lux u*ry, n.; pl. {Luxuries}. [L. luxuria, fr. luxus: cf. F. luxure.] 1. A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes. [1913 Webster] Riches expose a man to pride and luxury.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4luxury — [luk′shə rē, luk′shoor ē; lug′zhə rē, lug′zhoor ē] n. pl. luxuries [ME luxurie < OFr < L luxuria < luxus, extravagance, luxury, excess, prob. identical in orig. with luxus, dislocated: see LUXATE] 1. the use and enjoyment of the best and …

    English World dictionary

  • 5luxury — (n.) c.1300, sexual intercourse; mid 14c., lasciviousness, sinful self indulgence, from O.Fr. luxurie debauchery, dissoluteness, lust (Mod.Fr. luxure), from L. luxuria excess, luxury, extravagance, profusion; delicacy (Cf. Sp. lujuria, It.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6luxury — ► NOUN (pl. luxuries) 1) the state of great comfort and extravagant living. 2) an inessential but desirable item. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of the nature of a luxury. ORIGIN originally meaning «lechery»: from Latin luxuria, from luxus excess …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7luxury — index prosperity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8luxury — *amenity Analogous words: *pleasure, joy, delight: agree able ness, gratification, gratefulness (see corresponding adjectives at PLEASANT) Antonyms: hardship Contrasted words: *difficulty, rigor, vicissitude …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9luxury — [n] great pleasure, indulgence affluence, bliss, comfort, delight, enjoyment, exorbitance, extravagance, frill, gratification, hedonism, high living, immoderation, intemperance, leisure, luxuriousness, opulence, rarity, richness, satisfaction,… …

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  • 10luxury — noun 1 comfort and pleasure ADJECTIVE ▪ great, pure, sheer ▪ It was sheer luxury to step into a hot bath. ▪ ultimate ▪ the ultimate luxury of a sauna in your own home …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11luxury — n. 1) to enjoy (a) luxury (to enjoy the luxury of a hot bath) 2) to afford a luxury (can we afford the luxury of a second car?) 3) pure, sheer; unaccustomed luxury 4) luxury to + inf. (it was sheer luxury to relax on the beach = it was sheer… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12luxury — 01. For many people in the world, owning a fridge and stove is an unbelievable [luxury], but here in the U.S., we think nothing of it. 02. They spent their honeymoon in a [luxurious] motel at Long Beach. 03. She was raised in a life of [luxury]… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13luxury — [[t]lʌ̱kʃəri[/t]] ♦♦♦ luxuries 1) N UNCOUNT Luxury is very great comfort, especially among beautiful and expensive surroundings. By all accounts he leads a life of considerable luxury... She was brought up in an atmosphere of luxury and wealth.… …

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  • 14luxury — lux|u|ry [ˈlʌkʃəri] n plural luxuries [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: luxurie, from Latin luxuria too great quantity ] 1.) [U] very great comfort and pleasure, such as you get from expensive food, beautiful houses, cars etc in luxury ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15luxury — /luk sheuh ree, lug zheuh /, n., pl. luxuries, adj. n. 1. a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity: Gold cufflinks were a luxury not allowed for …

    Universalium

  • 16luxury */ — I UK [ˈlʌkʃərɪ] / US [ˈlʌɡʒ(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈlʌkʃ(ə)rɪ] noun Word forms luxury : singular luxury plural luxuries 1) [countable] something expensive that you enjoy but do not really need She likes to have a few luxuries like fresh flowers. a)… …

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  • 17luxury — lux|u|ry1 [ lʌgʒ(ə)ri, lʌkʃ(ə)ri ] noun * 1. ) uncount a situation in which you are very comfortable, with the best and most expensive things around you: They live a life of absolute luxury. a weekend in the luxury of one of New York s premier… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18luxury — lux•u•ry [[t]ˈlʌk ʃə ri, ˈlʌg ʒə [/t]] n. pl. ries, adj. 1) a material object, service, etc., conducive to physical comfort or sumptuous living, but usu. not a necessity of life 2) free indulgence in the comforts and pleasures afforded by such… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19luxury — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English luxurie, from Anglo French luxorie, from Latin luxuria rankness, luxury, excess; akin to Latin luxus luxury, excess Date: 14th century 1. archaic lechery, lust 2. a condition of abundance or great ease …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20luxury — noun 1 (U) very great comfort and pleasure, such as you get from expensive food, beautiful houses, cars etc: Caviar for breakfast! I was not used to such luxury. | a life of luxury: They led a life of luxury, in a huge house in the countryside. | …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English