from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Particularly elegant and luxurious; sumptuous: deluxe accommodations; a de luxe automobile.
  • adv. In an elegant and luxurious manner; sumptuously: traveling deluxe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being very fine in quality or luxurious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. impressively expensive; notably exceeding typical price or quality.
  • adj. especially elegant and sumptuous; of the highest quality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. elegant and sumptuous
  • adj. elegant and sumptuous
  • adj. rich and superior in quality


French de luxe, of luxury : de, of + luxe, luxury.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French de luxe ("of luxury"), from Latin luxus ("excess"). (Wiktionary)



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