Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being elegantly sumptuous.
  • n. Something luxurious; a luxury.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. luxury

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Luxury.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lux, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. elegant and sumptuous

Etymologies

French, luxury, from Latin luxus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French luxe, from Latin luxus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To see the private display, the prodigious number of pleasant dwellings erected in Paris and in the provinces, the numerous equipages, the conveniences, the acquisitions comprehended in the term luxe, one might suppose that opulence was twenty times greater than it formerly was.

    The Ancient Regime

  • It was pretty evident from what we saw at fashion week that eco-luxe is here to stay and Fin is helping to insure that we are finding relaxed, intelligent ways to address both luxury and future solutions for dressing.

    FIN ECO FASHION – Fall Collection 2008 | Inhabitat

  • Startling, but wearable in luxe fabrics such as Bamboo and Modal, the modular collection was Star Wars meets Movie Stars with asymmetrical lines.

    Gen Art Hosts the Fresh Faces of Fashion

  • Jil Sander's new wares, Short term luxe slowdown, Outlet stores, Kors in Milan

    The Business of Fashion

  • BoF Daily Digest | Jil Sander's new wares, Short term luxe slowdown,

    The Business of Fashion

  • The space is elegant and expansive with an overall style that can be described as luxe contemporary; with plush finishes, lush neutrals and classic pieces given a (slightly) modern edge.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • For more formal dates, Mr. Siriano might swap out the casual blazer for a more tailored, "luxe" version and wear elegant dress shoes.

    What to Wear on a First Date

  • Loanees included hyperleveraged corporations and inflated real estate, such as luxe golf courses whose long membership waiting lists suddenly evaporated as clients lost interest in rounds for $400 during a slump.

    Act Fast, Or Else

  • Although their toybox design is in the more 'luxe' price range, I am a fan of beautifully designed and functional kids products like this.

    Agnes & Agnes Design

  • Getty Images Graeme Black went for 'luxe' with a mineral-inspired dress.

    Milan's Choice: Appeal to Reason or the Gut?

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