[luhs-ter] /ˈlʌs tər/
noun, verb (used with or without object), lustred, lustring. Chiefly British.
[luhs-ter] /ˈlʌs tər/
the state or quality of shining by reflecting light; glitter, sparkle, sheen, or gloss:
the luster of satin.
a substance, as a coating or polish, used to impart sheen or gloss.
radiant or luminous brightness; brilliance; radiance.
radiance of beauty, excellence, merit, distinction, or glory:
achievements that add luster to one’s name.
a shining object, especially one used for decoration, as a cut-glass pendant or ornament.
a chandelier, candleholder, etc., ornamented with cut-glass pendants.
any natural or synthetic fabric with a finish.
Also called metallic luster. an iridescent metallic film produced on the surface of a ceramic glaze.
Mineralogy. the nature of a mineral surface with respect to its reflective qualities:
verb (used with object)
to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.
verb (used without object)
to be or become .
a glossy silk cloth, formerly used for clothing, upholstery, etc
reflected light; sheen; gloss
radiance or brilliance of light
great splendour of accomplishment, beauty, etc
a substance used to polish or put a gloss on a surface
a vase or chandelier from which hang cut-glass drops
a drop-shaped piece of cut glass or crystal used as a decoration on a chandelier, vase, etc
(mineralogy) the way in which light is reflected from the surface of a mineral. It is one of the properties by which minerals are defined
to make, be, or become lustrous
“gloss, radiance,” 1520s, from Middle French lustre “gloss, radiance” (14c.), common Romanic (cf. Spanish and Portuguese lustre, Rumanian lustru, Italian lustro “splendor, brilliancy”), from Latin lustrare “spread light over, brighten, illumine,” related to lucere “shine,” lux “light” (see light (n.)).
“one who lusts,” 1590s, agent noun from lust (v.).
“gloss, radiance;” see luster (n.1).
The shine from the surface of a mineral. Luster is important in describing different kinds of minerals. It is usually characterized as metallic, glassy, pearly, or dull.
[luhs-truh s] /ˈlʌs trəs/ adjective 1. having ; shining; luminous: lustrous eyes. 2. brilliant; splendid; resplendent; illustrious: a lustrous career. c.1600, from luster + -ous. Related: Lustrously; lustrousness.
[luhs-truh m] /ˈlʌs trəm/ noun, plural lustrums, lustra [luhs-truh] /ˈlʌs trə/ (Show IPA) 1. Also, luster; especially British, lustre. a period of five years. 2. Roman History. a lustration or ceremonial purification of the people, performed every five years, after the taking of the census. /ˈlʌstrəm/ noun (pl) -trums, -tra (-trə) 1. a period of […]
[luhs-tee] /ˈlʌs ti/ adjective, lustier, lustiest. 1. full of or characterized by healthy vigor. 2. hearty, as a meal. 3. spirited; enthusiastic. 4. lustful; lecherous. /ˈlʌstɪ/ adjective lustier, lustiest 1. having or characterized by robust health 2. strong or invigorating: a lusty brew 3. lustful adj. early 13c., “joyful, merry,” from lust + -y (2). […]
[loo-suh s nuh-too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee] /ˈlu səs nəˈtʊər i, -ˈtyʊər i/ noun 1. a deformed person or thing; freak. /ˈluːsʊs næˈtʊəriː/ noun 1. a freak, mutant, or monster lusus naturae lu·sus na·tu·rae (lōō’səs nə-tur’ē, -tyur’ē) n. A conspicuous congenital abnormality.