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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.