- 1[uncountable] the enjoyment of special and expensive things, particularly food and drinks, clothes, and surroundings Now we'll be able to live in luxury for the rest of our lives. to lead a life of luxury a luxury hotel luxury goods
- 2[countable] a thing that is expensive and enjoyable but not essential synonym extravagance small luxuries like chocolate and flowers 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[uncountable, singular] a pleasure or an advantage that you do not often have synonym indulgence We had the luxury of being able to choose from four good candidates for the job. Idioms
NAmE//ˈlʌkʃəri//, NAmE//ˈlʌɡʒəri//(pl. luxuries)