Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The International System unit of illumination, equal to one lumen per square meter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The unit of illumination; the illumination received by a surface at a distance of one meter from a light-source the intensity of which is one hefner. See illumination, 1.
  • noun Light: a Latin word occurring in some phrases used more or less in English.
  • To put out of joint; luxate. Pope, Odyssey, xi.
  • noun Luxury.
  • noun Richness; superfine quality; elegance: said of material objects. Also luxe, as mere French.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To put out of joint; to luxate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun In the International System of Units, the derived unit of illuminance or illumination; one lumen per square metre. Symbol: lx
  • verb obsolete, transitive To put out of joint; to luxate.

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

  • noun a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter; 0.0929 foot candle

Etymologies

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

[Latin lūx, light; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin lūx ("light"); from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (“white; light; bright”). Cognates include Ancient Greek λευκός (leukos), Sanskrit रोचते (rocate) and Old English noun lēoht (English light).

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Compare French luxer. See luxate.

Examples

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  • Oh, this is the love-hate word on my list. I am on Lux, unapologetically feminine.

    March 4, 2007

  • A unit for measuring the illumination (illuminance) of a surface. One lux is defined as an illumination of one lumen per square meter or 0.0001 phot.

    November 6, 2007

  • The dear Lux Lisbon.

    October 18, 2008