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Due to its high market price, most gemstones, such as diamonds, for example, are widely associated with luxury

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlʌk.ʃə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlʌɡʒəɹi/, /ˈlʌkʃəɹi/
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NounEdit

luxury (countable and uncountable, plural luxuries)

  1. Very wealthy and comfortable surroundings.
  2. Something desirable but expensive.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, “A Lady in Company”, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 12:
      [] 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 that is pleasant but not necessary in life.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
      As the 1857 to Manchester Piccadilly rolls in, I scan the windows and realise there are plenty of spare seats, so I hop aboard. The train is a '221'+'220' combo to allow for social distancing - a luxury on an XC train as normally you're playing sardines, so I make the most of it.

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AdjectiveEdit

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 readingEdit

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

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NounEdit

luxury

  1. Alternative form of luxurie