luxury

noun
lux·​u·​ry | \ ˈlək-sh(ə-)rē How to pronounce luxury (audio) , -zh(ə-)rē How to pronounce luxury (audio) \
plural luxuries

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 luxuries
b : an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease had the luxury of rejecting a handful of job offers— Terri Minsky
3 archaic : lechery, lust

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luxury adjective

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.
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Here's a wild guess—a California King sized bed, a walk-in closet, the softest sheets money can buy, and maybe even a luxury hotel-worthy bathroom complete with an enormous jacuzzi. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Company Let Kids Draw Their Dream Rooms—And Then Brought Them to Life," 19 Apr. 2019 Ize brings together a variety of textiles and cross-cultural experiences to create a unique idea of what luxury can be. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "This Year’s LVMH Prize Finalists Focus In On Sustainability In Fashion," 27 Mar. 2019 Today, the luxury online retailer and Cabana are collaborating to launch a new tableware collection and pop-up shop at 5 Carlos Place, the MatchesFashion.com townhouse in Mayfair. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Cabana and Matches Fashion Team Up to Make Summer Soirées That Much Chicer," 3 Apr. 2019 His designs, inspired by Jewish Orthodox tailoring and military outerwear, have an emphasis on gender fluidity and the elements of spirituality and strength deliver a unique luxury to his garments. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "This Year’s LVMH Prize Finalists Focus In On Sustainability In Fashion," 27 Mar. 2019 In each episode, two top interior designers will be tasked with creating luxury looks for less ($25,000, to be exact) in the homes of couples who are in desperate need of a total room makeover. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A First Look at Best Room Wins, Bravo’s New Interior Design Competition Series," 14 Mar. 2019 Plus, as high-end fashion brands look to younger audiences to reimagine what cool is, streetwear has become synonymous with luxury. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 Hipsters and anyone else coveting the porous, soft-tipped luxury of badger-hair shaving brushes may be among the commenters, as the bristles also made the list published by the U.S. Trade Representative's office. Dave Mccombs And Andrew Hobbs, chicagotribune.com, "Badger hair, bull semen, MSG among products on Trump's China tariff list," 11 July 2018 The resort, developed by iStar, features luxury condominium residences, a boutique hotel run by entertainment impresario David Bowd, and a members-only beach club. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Designer Cocktail: The Boardwalk," 20 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of luxury

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for luxury

Middle English luxurie, from Anglo-French luxorie, from Latin luxuria rankness, luxury, excess; akin to Latin luxus luxury, excess

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The first known use of luxury was in the 14th century

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luxury

noun

English Language Learners Definition of luxury

: 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

noun
lux·​u·​ry | \ ˈlək-shə-rē How to pronounce luxury (audio) , ˈləg-zhə-\
plural luxuries

Kids Definition of luxury

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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