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lus·ter

 (lŭs′tər)
n.
1. Soft reflected light; sheen.
2. Brilliance or radiance of light; brightness.
3. Glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor, as of achievement, reputation, or beauty.
4. A glass pendant, especially on a chandelier.
5. A decorative object, such as a chandelier, that gives off light.
6. Any of various substances, such as wax or glaze, used to give an object a gloss or polish.
7. The surface glossiness of ceramic ware after glazing, especially the metallic sheen of lusterware.
8. A fabric having a glossy surface.
9. The appearance of a mineral surface judged by its brilliance and ability to reflect light.
v. lus·tered, lus·ter·ing, lus·ters
v.tr.
1. To give a gloss, glaze, or sheen to.
2. To give or add glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor to.
v.intr.
To be or become lustrous.

[French lustre, from Old French, from Old Italian lustro, from lustrare, to make bright, from Latin lūstrāre, from lūstrum, purification; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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lus•ter1

(ˈlʌs tər)
n.
1. the state or quality of shining by reflecting light: the luster of satin.
2. a substance, as a coating or polish, used to impart sheen or gloss.
3. radiant or luminous brightness; brilliance.
4. radiance of beauty, excellence, distinction, or glory: achievements that add luster to one's name.
5. a shining ornament, as a cut-glass pendant.
6. a chandelier, candleholder, etc., ornamented with cut-glass pendants.
7. any fabric with a lustrous finish.
8. an iridescent metallic film produced on the surface of a ceramic glaze.
9. the nature of a mineral surface with respect to its reflective qualities.
v.t.
10. to finish (fur, cloth, pottery, etc.) with a luster or gloss.
[1515–25; < Middle French lustre < Italian lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify < Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially]
lus′ter•less, adj.

lus•ter2

(ˈlʌs tər)

n.
[1375–1425; lustre < Latin]
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lus·ter

(lŭs′tər)
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.
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lustrum, luster, lustre

a period of five years.
See also: Calendar
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luster


Past participle: lustered
Gerund: lustering

Imperative
luster
luster
Present
I luster
you luster
he/she/it lusters
we luster
you luster
they luster
Preterite
I lustered
you lustered
he/she/it lustered
we lustered
you lustered
they lustered
Present Continuous
I am lustering
you are lustering
he/she/it is lustering
we are lustering
you are lustering
they are lustering
Present Perfect
I have lustered
you have lustered
he/she/it has lustered
we have lustered
you have lustered
they have lustered
Past Continuous
I was lustering
you were lustering
he/she/it was lustering
we were lustering
you were lustering
they were lustering
Past Perfect
I had lustered
you had lustered
he/she/it had lustered
we had lustered
you had lustered
they had lustered
Future
I will luster
you will luster
he/she/it will luster
we will luster
you will luster
they will luster
Future Perfect
I will have lustered
you will have lustered
he/she/it will have lustered
we will have lustered
you will have lustered
they will have lustered
Future Continuous
I will be lustering
you will be lustering
he/she/it will be lustering
we will be lustering
you will be lustering
they will be lustering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lustering
you have been lustering
he/she/it has been lustering
we have been lustering
you have been lustering
they have been lustering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lustering
you will have been lustering
he/she/it will have been lustering
we will have been lustering
you will have been lustering
they will have been lustering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lustering
you had been lustering
he/she/it had been lustering
we had been lustering
you had been lustering
they had been lustering
Conditional
I would luster
you would luster
he/she/it would luster
we would luster
you would luster
they would luster
Past Conditional
I would have lustered
you would have lustered
he/she/it would have lustered
we would have lustered
you would have lustered
they would have lustered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.luster - a quality that outshines the usualluster - a quality that outshines the usual  
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
2.luster - the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine, effulgence, radiance - the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
3.luster - a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
glaze - a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.
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luster

noun
1. A radiant brightness or glow, usually due to light reflected from a smooth surface:
2. A position of exalted widely recognized importance:
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Translations

lustre

(American) luster (ˈlastə) noun
shininess or brightness. Her hair had a brilliant lustre.
ˈlustrous (-trəs) adjective
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