luxury

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English luxurie, borrowed from Old French luxurie, from Latin luxuria (rankness, luxury), from luxus (extravagance, luxury).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlʌk.ʃə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/, /ˈlʌkʃəɹi/
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Noun[edit]

luxury (countable and uncountable, plural luxuries)

  1. Very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
  2. Something desirable but expensive.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0088:
      [] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic ? []
  3. Something very pleasant but not really needed in life.

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Adjective[edit]

luxury (comparative more luxury, superlative most luxury)

  1. very expensive
  2. not essential but desirable and enjoyable and indulgent.
  3. (automotive) Pertaining to the top-end market segment for mass production mass market vehicles, above the premium market segment.

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Further reading[edit]

  • luxury in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • luxury at OneLook Dictionary Search

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

luxury

  1. Alternative form of luxurie