from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person whose life is given over to luxury and sensual pleasures; a sensualist: "an adventurous voluptuary, angling in all streams for variety of pleasures” ( Thomas De Quincey).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One whose life is devoted to sensual appetites; a sensualist, a pleasure-seeker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A voluptuous person; one who makes his physical enjoyment his chief care; one addicted to luxury, and the gratification of sensual appetites.
- adj. Voluptuous; luxurious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or contributing to luxury and sensual pleasure; promoting sensual indulgence.
- Given to sensual indulgence; voluptuous: as, voluptuary habits.
- n. pl. voluptuaries (-riz). A man given up to luxury or the gratification of the appetite and other sensual indulgences; a sensualist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
- n. a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
French voluptuaire, from Old French, from Late Latin voluptuārius, variant of Latin voluptārius, devoted to pleasure, from voluptās, pleasure; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a Late Latin variant of Latin voluptarius ("devoted to pleasure"), from voluptas ("pleasure"). (Wiktionary)