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luxury Explained

luxury at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['lʌgʒərı]

luxury at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1340, "lasciviousness, sinful self-indulgence," from O.Fr. luxurie, from L. luxuria "excess, luxury," from luxus "excess, extravagance, magnificence," probably a fig. use of luxus (adj.) "dislocated," which is related to luctari "wrestle, strain." Lost its pejorative taint 17c. Meaning "habit of indulgence in what is choice or costly" is from 1633; that of "sumptuous surroundings" is from 1704; that of "something enjoyable or comfortable beyond life's necessities" is from 1780. First used as an adjective 1930. ///

luxury at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural luxuries // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: luxurie, from Latin luxuria 'too great quantity']//
1 [U] very great comfort and pleasure, such as you get from expensive food, beautiful houses, cars etc: in luxury// --She stole to keep her boyfriend in luxury.// --He was leading a life of luxury in Australia.// luxury hotel/car/home etc (=expensive and large) // --We stayed in a five-star luxury hotel.// --The dress is lambswool - pure luxury.//
2 [C] something expensive that you do not need, but you buy for pleasure and enjoyment: → necessity// --luxuries like chocolate and perfume//
3 afford/have/enjoy the luxury of sth: to have something that is very pleasant or convenient, that you are not always able to have// --For the first time in three years, they actually had the luxury of a whole day together.// in the lap of luxury at lap1 (5)//

luxury at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

171 Moby Thesaurus words for "luxury":
Babylonian splendor, Cyrenaic hedonism, Cyrenaicism, Easy Street,
affluence, amenity, amusement, animal pleasure, appeal,
appealingness, appetite, appetitiveness, attractiveness,
bed of roses, bedizenment, bewitchment, bodily pleasure,
brilliance, captivation, carnal delight, charm, clover, comfort,
confidence, content, contentment, coziness, creature comforts,
dainty, delicacy, delight, delightfulness, duplication,
duplication of effort, ease, easy circumstances, elaborateness,
elegance, embellishment, enchantment, endpleasure, enjoyment,
enravishment, entertainment, entrancement, epicureanism, epicurism,
ethical hedonism, euphoria, expendable, expletive, exquisiteness,
extra, extravagance, fascination, fat, featherbedding, felicity,
filling, fleshpots, forepleasure, frill, frills, frippery,
fruition, fun, gingerbread, glamour, glory, gorgeousness, grace,
gracious life, gracious living, grandeur, grandiosity, grandness,
gratification, great satisfaction, gusto, happiness,
hearty enjoyment, hedonic calculus, hedonics, hedonism,
imposingness, impressiveness, indulgence, intellectual pleasure,
invitingness, joie de vivre, keen pleasure, kicks, lap of luxury,
lavishness, life of ease, loaves and fishes, loveliness,
luxuriousness, magnificence, majesty, needlessness, nobility,
opulence, ornamentation, overadornment, overlap, padding,
payroll padding, physical pleasure, pleasure, pleasure principle,
pleasure-seeking, pleonasm, plushness, poshness, prolixity,
prosperity, prosperousness, proudness, psychological hedonism,
quiet pleasure, redundance, redundancy, relish, resplendence,
richness, ritziness, satisfaction, security, self-gratification,
self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensualism, sensuality,
sensualness, sensuous pleasure, sensuousness, sexual pleasure,
splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, state, stateliness,
success, sumptuousness, superfluity, superfluousness,
sweetness of life, sybaritism, tantalizingness, tautology,
temptingness, the affluent life, the good life, thriving condition,
titillation, treat, unchastity, unnecessariness, upward mobility,
velvet, verbosity, voluptuousness, weal, wealth, welfare,
well-being, winningness, winsomeness, witchery, zest

luxury at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Intemperance): intemperance, sensuality, animalism, carnality, pleasure, luxury, luxuriousness, lap of luxury, indulgence, self-indulgence, voluptuousness, epicurism, epicureanism, dissipation, licentiousness, debauchery, revelry, debauchery, libertinism.

luxury at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural luxuries)
1 [U] the enjoyment of special and expensive things, particularly food and drink, clothes and surroundings:
Now we'll be able to live in luxury for the rest of our lives. * to lead / live a life of luxury * a luxury hotel / cruise * luxury goods / items
2 [C] a thing that is expensive and enjoyable but not essential:
small luxuries like chocolate and cigarettes * There's no brandy. I can't afford such luxuries. * I love having a long, hot bath-it's one of life's little luxuries. * It was a luxury if you had a washing machine in those days. * A comfortable bed to sleep in is a luxury that we take for granted.
3 [U, sing.] a pleasure or an advantage that you do not often have:
I allow myself the luxury of a sauna once a week. * We had the luxury of being able to choose from four good candidates for the job.
IDIOMS see LAP n.

Luxury at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Luxury \Lux"u*ry\, n.; pl. {Luxuries}. [L. luxuria, fr. luxus:
cf. F. luxure.]
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, 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.

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.] --Shak.

Luxury is in wine and drunkenness. --Chaucer.

4. Luxuriance; exuberance. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: Voluptuousness; epicurism; effeminacy; sensuality;
lasciviousness; dainty; delicacy; gratification.

luxury at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

luxury
adj : elegant and sumptuous; "a deluxe car"; "luxe
accommodations"; "a luxury condominium" [syn: {deluxe},
{de luxe}, {luxe}, {luxury(a)}]

luxury
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}]

luxury at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » luxurie|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » luxurie||lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » luxuria||rankness, luxury|lang=la, from Inter: term » luxus||extravagance, luxury|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈlʌk.ʃə.ɹi/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"lVk.S@.r\i/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/|/ˈlʌkʃəɹi/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"lVgZ@r\i/|/"lVkS@r\i/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-luxury.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » luxuries


  • very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
    1. something desirable but expensive.
    2. something very pleasant but not really needed in life.

      Antonyms

      * Inter: sense » dispensable thing necessity

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » very wealthy and comfortable surroundings

  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎤᎪᏗᏗ|tr=ugodidi|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|豪華|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ylellisyys, Inter: t+ » fi|luksus, Inter: t+ » fi|loisto
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Luxus|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|luxus
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lusso
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|роскошь|tr=róskoš’
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|luksuz|m|alt=lùksuz, Inter: t- » sh|raskoš|f|alt=ráskoš
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|lujo


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » something desirable but expensive
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|luxe|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ylellisyys
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Luxus|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|luxus


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lusso|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|предмет роскоши|m|tr=predmét róskoši
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|luksuz|m|alt=lùksuz

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » something very pleasant but not really needed in life
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ylellisyys
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Luxus|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|luxus
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lusso


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|kemewahan
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|luxo|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|роскошь|tr=róskoš’
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|luksuz|m|alt=lùksuz

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|luxe|m
    • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t+ » it|lusso|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » te: Inter: t+ » te|విలాసం|tr=vilaasam|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j
  • very expensive

    Related terms

    * luxuriant
    • luxuriate
    • luxurious
    • luxuriously

      External links

      * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k


    Translation: et » luxury
    Translation: el » luxury
    Translation: es » luxury
    Translation: eo » luxury
    Translation: fr » luxury
    Translation: ko » luxury
    Translation: hy » luxury
    Translation: io » luxury
    Translation: it » luxury
    Translation: kn » luxury
    Translation: ku » luxury
    Translation: li » luxury
    Translation: hu » luxury
    Translation: mg » luxury
    Translation: ml » luxury
    Translation: my » luxury
    Translation: pl » luxury
    Translation: ru » luxury
    Category: simple:luxury -
    Translation: fi » luxury
    Translation: sv » luxury
    Translation: ta » luxury
    Translation: vi » luxury
    Translation: zh » luxury