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luster

noun lus·ter \ˈləs-tər\

Definition of luster

  1. :  a period of five years :  lustrum 2



Variants of luster

or

lustre

play \ˈləs-tər\

Origin and Etymology of luster

Middle English lustre, from Latin lustrum


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Calendar Terms


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luster

noun lus·ter

Definition of luster

  1. 1 :  a glow of reflected light :  sheen; specifically :  the appearance of the surface of a mineral dependent upon its reflecting qualities

  2. 2 a :  a glow of light from within :  luminosity b :  an inner beauty :  radiance

  3. 3 :  a superficial attractiveness or appearance of excellence

  4. 4 a :  a glass pendant used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelier b :  a decorative object (as a chandelier) hung with glass pendants

  5. 5 chiefly British :  a fabric with cotton warp and a filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca

  6. 6 :  lusterware

lusterless

play \-tər-ləs\ adjective


Variants of luster

or

lustre

Origin and Etymology of luster

Middle French lustre, from Old Italian lustro, from lustrare to brighten, from Latin, to purify ceremonially, from lustrum


First Known Use: circa 1522

Other Mineralogy Terms


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luster

verb lus·ter

Definition of luster

lustered

or

lustred

lustering

or

lustring

play \-t(ə-)riŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have luster :  gleam

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to give luster or distinction to

  5. 2 :  to coat or treat with a substance that imparts luster



Examples of luster in a sentence

  1. <her pearl necklace lustered softly in the candlelight of the restaurant>



1528

First Known Use of luster

1528

Variants of luster

or

lustre


LUSTER Defined for Kids

luster

play
noun lus·ter \ˈlə-stər\

Definition of luster for Students

  1. :  the shiny quality of a surface that reflects light <a pearl's luster>



Variants of luster

or

lustre

\ˈlə-stər\


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