from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort.
- n. Something expensive or hard to obtain.
- n. Sumptuous living or surroundings: lives in luxury.
- adj. Providing luxury: a luxury car.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
- n. something desirable but expensive.
- n. something very pleasant but not really needed in life.
- adj. very expensive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes.
- n. Anything which pleases the senses, is not necessary for life, and is also costly, or difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; Contrasted to
- n. Lechery; lust.
- n. Luxuriance; exuberance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Luxuriance; exuberance of growth.
- n. A free or extravagant indulgence in pleasure, as of the table; voluptuousness in the gratification of any appetite; also, the free expenditure of wealth for the gratification of one's own desires, as in costly dress and equipage.
- n. That which is delightful to the senses, the feelings, etc.; especially, that which gratifies a nice and fastidious appetite or taste; a dainty: as, a house filled with luxuries; the luxuries of the table.
- n. Exuberant enjoyment; complete gratification or satisfaction, either physical or intellectual.
- n. Lust; lewd desire; lasciviousness; indulgence in lust.
- n. Synonyms and Epicurism, effeminacy, sensuality, delicacy, gratification, pleasure, enjoyment, delight. See luxurious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
- n. wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
- n. something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
I regarded _tragic_ knowledge as the most beautiful luxury of our culture, as its most precious, most noble, most dangerous kind of prodigality; but, nevertheless, in view of its overflowing wealth, as a justifiable _luxury_.
What we lack in luxury, is made up in great friendship and camaraderie ... unsurpassed.
One of the reasons women want to start out in luxury is the fear of having to have inferior quality of goods or a less comforts.
We exercised judgment in defining the term luxury car.
The term luxury, too, was revealing; it covered everything -- except her present unformed longing.
You will find in your search for the best pet bed that the term luxury dog bed is used very loosely.
Deluxe evolved out of earlier ideas associated with the word luxury.
I don't think this luxury is afforded to the "common man", only to worthless cheating corrupt Democrats (which is most of them).
DUNHILL: Well, I mean the -- for me, this is one of the most extraordinary opportunities for the revival of a wonderful name in what we call the luxury sphere that I can certainly remember.
The next car in the slide show is the similarly priced BMW 3 Series, which we call a luxury car.