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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  Riches  expose  a  man  to  pride  and  luxury. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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 
  [syn:  {extravagance}] 
  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}] 

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