Definition of luxury
1 : a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort : sumptuous environment lived in luxury
2a : something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary one of life's luxuriesb : an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease had the luxury of rejecting a handful of job offers — Terri Minsky
Examples of luxury in a Sentence
He spent a fortune on expensive wines and other luxuries.
Right now a new car is a luxury that I can't afford.
On my salary, I can afford few luxuries.
We were lucky to have the luxury of choosing from among several good options.
We can't afford the luxury of waiting any longer.
Recent Examples of luxury from the Web
Oceana Bal Harbour: Residents of the artful (of course) 240-unit luxury condo tower share collective ownership of its multimillion dollar blue-chip art collection.
The 21-and-over hotel will be a resort within a resort, offering a luxury boutique experience unlike any other in the county, said Tom McCartney, Viejas’ president and general manager.
As the recovery reaches down the income ladder—or perhaps, as luxury markets become saturated—builders get started on smaller homes.
After a 15-year sabbatical, this luxury sedan arrives looking toned, confident and, well, familiar.
A developer of luxury homes has pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to misdemeanor charges stemming from construction of a huge Bel Air mansion that the city says has extensive features that were never approved.
The company was also the market leader among luxury vehicles in the first quarter of 2017, selling around 80,000 vehicles in the domestic market.
Arsenal even had the luxury of a man advantage from the 68th minute when Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving.
The upper is made of aniline leather—a material normally used for luxury upholstery.
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Origin and Etymology of luxury
Middle English luxurie, from Anglo-French luxorie, from Latin luxuria rankness, luxury, excess; akin to Latin luxus luxury, excess
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
LUXURY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of luxury for English Language Learners
: a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth
: something that is expensive and not necessary
: something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available
LUXURY Defined for Kids
Definition of luxury for Students
1 : very rich, pleasant, and comfortable surroundings They live in luxury.
2 : something desirable but expensive or hard to get Fresh strawberries are a luxury in winter.
3 : something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary That new car is a luxury I can't afford.
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