noun (plural luxuries)
- 1The state of great comfort and extravagant living: he lived a life of luxuryMore example sentences
- The atmosphere throughout is one of understated elegance and the highest standards of comfort and luxury.
- For a start it seats 14 more than the previous plane, and offers a better level of comfort and luxury.
- It enabled her to keep her family in comfort and enough luxury to feel a part of the American dream.
- 1.1An inessential, desirable item that is expensive or difficult to obtain: luxuries like raspberry vinegar and state-of-the-art CD players he considers bananas a luxuryMore example sentences
- Some special editions featured such luxuries as mats and a CD player.
- She put televisions and kettles in every cell, not as luxuries but because she considered them to be basics of life.
- Branch networks are moribund expensive luxuries, yet customers like branches.
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- Luxurious or of the nature of a luxury: a luxury yacht luxury goodsMore example sentences
- The Sheraton Perdana is the nearest luxury hotel to the yacht club.
- I do not believe that the real life of this nation is to be found in the great luxury hotels or so-called fashionable suburbs.
- Explore nature up close and in style aboard luxury yachts, small ships and wilderness lodges.
Middle English (denoting lechery): from Old French luxurie, luxure, from Latin luxuria, from luxus 'excess'. The earliest current sense dates from the mid 17th century.