Luxury

Definition of Luxury

Lux´u`ry
n.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.
Luxury is in wine and drunkenness.
- Chaucer.
4.Luxuriance; exuberance.

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