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
Niceta Lloyd had a hand in the planning the last five presidential inaugurations, and in her work at luxury event planning company Design Cuisine, she was involved in the execution of a number of State Department events.
Patronis resigned both of those prestigious positions, giving Scott the luxury of making two new appointments.
The two are a match made in luxury song and streetwear heaven.
Selena Gomez signed a deal with the famous luxury label Coach back in December, and she's been making good on it ever since.
Aristegui, who exposed a case of possible conflict of interest involving a luxury home acquired from a government contractor by President Enrique Pena Nieto’s wife, was aggressively targeted according to Citizen Lab.
Designed by award-winning French designer Didier Gomez (who has worked with the likes of Yves Saint-Laurent, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Céline), the minimalist black, white and gold spa is the epitome of luxury.
Many queer people don’t have the luxury of waiting.
The U.K.’s luxury-vehicle duo Jaguar Land Rover has invested $25 million in Lyft Inc., the latest auto company to strike a deal with the Silicon Valley ride-hailing company.
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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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