luster
I. noun or lustre Etymology: Middle English lustre, from Latin lustrum Date: 14th century a period of five years ; lustrum 2 II. noun or lustre Etymology: Middle French lustre, from Old Italian lustro, from lustrare to brighten, from Latin, to purify ceremonially, from lustrum Date: circa 1522 1. a glow of reflected light ; sheen; specifically the appearance of the surface of a mineral dependent upon its reflecting qualities 2. a. a glow of light from within ; luminosity b. an inner beauty ; radiance 3. a superficial attractiveness or appearance of excellence 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. chiefly British a fabric with cotton warp and a filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca 6. lusterwarelusterless adjective III. verb or lustre (lustered or lustred; lustering or lustring) Date: 1528 intransitive verb to have luster ; gleam transitive verb 1. to give luster or distinction to 2. to coat or treat with a substance that imparts luster

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  • Luster — Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, n. [F. lustre; cf. It. lustro; both fr. L. lustrare to purify, go about (like the priests at the lustral sacrifice), traverse, survey, illuminate, fr. lustrum a purificatory sacrifice; perh. akin to E. loose. But lustrare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luster — luster, sheen, gloss, glaze are comparable when they denote a smooth shining surface that is the natural property of a thing or is given to it by some such process as polishing, burnishing, or coating. Luster basically and in technical use… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Luster — Blason de Luster Localisation de Luster dans le Sogn og Fjordane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Luster — steht für: Kronleuchter, als dessen österreichische Bezeichnung Luster (Norwegen), eine Gemeinde in Norwegen Luster ist der Familienname von: Andrew Luster (* 1963), Serienvergewaltiger Ahrue Luster, Gitarrist Rudolf Luster (1921–2000), deutscher …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lüster — Luster (österr.); Kronleuchter * * * Lụs|ter 〈m. 3; österr.〉 = Lüster * * * Lụ̈s|ter [frz. lustre = Glanz (lat. lustrare = beleuchten, erhellen)], der; s, : 1) irisierender, glänzender, ggf. farbiger Überzug auf Keramik u. Glas, der durch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Luster — Lüster (alt); Kronleuchter * * * Lụs|ter 〈m. 3; österr.〉 = Lüster * * * Lụ̈s|ter [frz. lustre = Glanz (lat. lustrare = beleuchten, erhellen)], der; s, : 1) irisierender, glänzender, ggf. farbiger Überzug auf Keramik u. Glas, der durch Einbrennen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Luster — Lus ter Lustre Lus tre, n. [L. lustrum: cf. F. lustre.] A period of five years; a lustrum. [1913 Webster] Both of us have closed the tenth luster. Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lüster — Sm Kronleuchter erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. lustre, das aus it. lustro kommt und ursprünglich Glanz bedeutet (zu l. lūstrāre erleuchten ).    Ebenso ne. lustre, nndl. luster, nschw. lyster, nnorw. lysekrone; illustrieren,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • luster — lùster m <G mn lȕstērā> DEFINICIJA veliki viseći svijećnjak s jednom ili više svijeća ili svjetiljki rasvjetne i dekorativne funkcije; svjetiljnjak ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Luster ≃ fr. lustre: sjaj …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • luster — luster1 [lus′tər] n. [Fr lustre < It lustro < lustrare < L, to light, illumine < lustrum, LUSTRUM] 1. the quality, condition, or fact of shining by reflected light; gloss; sheen 2. brightness; radiance; brilliance 3. a) radiant beauty …   English World dictionary

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