Definition of luxury in English:


Line breaks: lux¦ury
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌkʃ(ə)ri

noun (plural luxuries)

[mass noun]


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  • Luxurious or of the nature of a luxury: a luxury yacht luxury goods
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    • 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.

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