lux·u·ry /ˈlʌkʃ(ə)ri, ʒ(ə)ri/
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.
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,