January 12, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
luxury /ˈlʌkʃəri/ noun
luxury
/ˈlʌkʃəri/
noun

plural luxuries

The inside of a luxury sportscar
The inside of a luxury sportscar
Learner's definition of LUXURY

1 [noncount] : a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth

  • living in luxury

  • a symbol of luxury

  • the height of luxury

— often used before another noun

  • a luxury apartment

  • luxury goods/items

2 a [count] : something that is expensive and not necessary

  • He spent a fortune on expensive wines and other luxuries.

  • Right now a new car is a luxury that I can't afford.

2 b [singular] : something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available

  • We were lucky to have the luxury of choosing from among several good options.

  • We can't afford the luxury of waiting any longer.

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