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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lux·u·ry /ˈlʌkʃ(ə)ri, ʒ(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lux·u·ry n.; pl. Luxuries
 1. A free indulgence in costly food, dress, furniture, or anything expensive which gratifies the appetites or tastes.
    Riches expose a man to pride and luxury.   --Spectator.
 2. Anything which pleases the senses, is not necessary for life, and is also costly, or difficult to obtain; an expensive rarity; as, silks, jewels, and rare fruits are luxuries; in some countries ice is a great luxury.  Contrasted to necessity.
    He cut the side of a rock for a garden, and, by laying on it earth, furnished out a kind of luxury for a hermit.   --Addison.
 3. Lechery; lust. [Obs.]
    Luxury is in wine and drunkenness.   --Chaucer.
 4. Luxuriance; exuberance. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Voluptuousness; epicurism; effeminacy; sensuality; lasciviousness; dainty; delicacy; gratification.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : elegant and sumptuous; "a deluxe car"; "luxe
            accommodations"; "a luxury condominium" [syn: deluxe,
             de luxe, luxe, luxury(a)]
      n 1: something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
      2: the quality possessed by something that is excessively
         expensive [syn: lavishness, sumptuosity, sumptuousness]
      3: wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living [syn: luxuriousness,
          opulence, sumptuousness]