1. a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense.
It seems to be a term bandied around with abandon these days, but luxury really is a personal thing. For some it's half an hour without a baby crying, for others it is a state of being that very much involves gorgeous handbags and opulent surroundings. One of my favourite luxuries is a good coffee first thing in the morning. I'm on my own, might have a book in my hand and when really lucky there is sun peeping through the clouds.