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luxurious

LUXU'RIOUS, a. [L. luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]

1. Voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in the pleasures of the table, the gratification of appetite, or in rich and expensive dress and equipage; as a luxurious life; luxurious cities.

2. Administering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence in diet, dress and equipage; as luxurious wealth.

3. Furnished with luxuries; as a luxurious table.

4. Softening by pleasure, or free indulgence in luxury; as luxurious ease.

5. Lustful; libidinous; given to the gratification of lust; as a luxurious bed.

6. Luxuriant; exuberant.

The work under our labor grows

Luxurious by restraint. [Not used.]



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LUXU'RIOUS, a. [L. luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]

1. Voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in the pleasures of the table, the gratification of appetite, or in rich and expensive dress and equipage; as a luxurious life; luxurious cities.

2. Administering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence in diet, dress and equipage; as luxurious wealth.

3. Furnished with luxuries; as a luxurious table.

4. Softening by pleasure, or free indulgence in luxury; as luxurious ease.

5. Lustful; libidinous; given to the gratification of lust; as a luxurious bed.

6. Luxuriant; exuberant.

The work under our labor grows

Luxurious by restraint. [Not used.]

LUX-U'RI-OUS, a. [Fr. luxurieux; L. luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]

  1. Voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in the pleasures of the table, the gratification of appetite, or in rich and expensive, dress and equipage; as, a luxurious life; luxurious cities.
  2. Administering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence in diet, dress and equipage; as, luxurious wealth. – Milton.
  3. Furnished with luxuries; as, a luxurious table.
  4. Softening by pleasure, or free indulgence in luxury; as, luxurious ease.
  5. Lustful; libidinous; given to the gratification of lust; as, a luxurious bed. – Shak.
  6. Luxuriant; exuberant. The work under our labor grows / Luxurious by restraint. [Not used.] – Milton.

Lux*u"ri*ous
  1. Of or pertaining to luxury; ministering to luxury; supplied with the conditions of luxury; as, a luxurious life; a luxurious table; luxurious ease.

    " Luxurious cities. " Milton.

    -- Lux*u"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Lux*u"ri*ous*ness, n.

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Luxurious

LUXU'RIOUS, adjective [Latin luxuriosus, from luxo, to loosen; luxor, to riot.]

1. Voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in the pleasures of the table, the gratification of appetite, or in rich and expensive dress and equipage; as a luxurious life; luxurious cities.

2. Administering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence in diet, dress and equipage; as luxurious wealth.

3. Furnished with luxuries; as a luxurious table.

4. Softening by pleasure, or free indulgence in luxury; as luxurious ease.

5. Lustful; libidinous; given to the gratification of lust; as a luxurious bed.

6. Luxuriant; exuberant.

The work under our labor grows

Luxurious by restraint. [Not used.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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