luxury

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
lux•u•ry /ˈlʌkʃəri, ˈlʌgʒə-/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ries, adj. 
n. 
  1. a material object, service, etc., that brings physical comfort or rich living, but is not a necessity of life:[countable]swimming pool, tennis court, and other luxuries.
  2. indulgence in the comforts and pleasures provided by such things:[uncountable]a taste for luxury.
  3. a means of using such pleasure or comfort:[countable;  usually singular;usually: the + ~ + of]This travel plan gives you the luxury of choosing which countries you can visit.
  4. a foolish or worthless form of giving in to one's desires:[countable;  usually singular;the + ~ + of]We cannot afford the luxury of self-pity.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. of, relating to, or providing luxury:a luxury hotel.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
lux•u•ry  (lukshə rē, lugzhə-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ries, adj. 
n. 
  1. a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity:Gold cufflinks were a luxury not allowed for in his budget.
  2. free or habitual indulgence in or enjoyment of comforts and pleasures in addition to those necessary for a reasonable standard of well-being:a life of luxury on the French Riviera.
  3. a means of ministering to such indulgence or enjoyment:This travel plan gives you the luxury of choosing which countries you can visit.
  4. a pleasure out of the ordinary allowed to oneself:the luxury of an extra piece of the cake.
  5. a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence:the luxury of self-pity.
  6. [Archaic.]lust;
    lasciviousness;
    lechery.

adj. 
  1. of, pertaining to, or affording luxury:a luxury hotel.
  • Latin luxuria rankness, luxuriance, equivalent. to luxur- (combining form of luxus extravagance) + -ia -y3
  • Middle English luxurie 1300–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

luxury /ˈlʌkʃərɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living
  2. (sometimes plural) something that is considered an indulgence rather than a necessity
  3. something pleasant and satisfying: the luxury of independence
  4. (modifier) relating to, indicating, or supplying luxury
Etymology: 14th Century (in the sense: lechery): via Old French from Latin luxuria excess, from luxus extravagance



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Collocations: a tax on luxury [goods, items, imports], stayed in a luxury [resort, hotel, beach club], a luxury [house, apartment, penthouse, hotel, property], more...

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