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luster

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noun lus·ter \ˈlə-stər\

Definition of luster

  1. :  a period of five years :  lustrum 2

Variants of luster

or

lustre

Origin and Etymology of luster

Middle English lustre, from Latin lustrum


First Known Use: 14th century

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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 <the luster of polished metal>

  2. 2a :  a glow of light from within :  luminosity <the luster of the stars>b :  an inner beauty :  radiance

  3. 3 :  a superficial (see superficial 2a) attractiveness or appearance of excellence <scandals have diminished his luster>

  4. 4a :  a glass pendant (see pendant 1a) used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelierb :  a decorative object (such 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 \ˈlə-stər-ləs\ adjective

Variants of luster

or

lustre

Origin and Etymology of luster

Medieval 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 \lə-st(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>

Variants of luster

or

lustre

Origin and Etymology of luster

see 1luster


First Known Use: 1528


LUSTER Defined for Kids

luster

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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

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