Definition of Luster

1. Noun. A quality that outshines the usual.

Exact synonyms: Brilliancy, Lustre, Splendor, Splendour
Generic synonyms: Brightness
Derivative terms: Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant



2. Noun. The visual property of something that shines with reflected light.
Exact synonyms: Lustre, Sheen, Shininess
Generic synonyms: Effulgence, Radiance, Radiancy, Refulgence, Refulgency, Shine
Derivative terms: Lustrous, Sheeny, Shiny, Shiny, Shiny

3. Noun. A surface coating for ceramics or porcelain.
Exact synonyms: Lustre
Generic synonyms: Glaze

Definition of Luster

1. n. One who lusts.

2. n. A period of five years; a lustrum.

3. n. Brilliancy; splendor; brightness; glitter.

4. v. t. To make lustrous.

Definition of Luster

1. Noun. (American English) Shine, polish or sparkle. ¹

2. Noun. By extension, brilliance, attractiveness or splendor. ¹

3. Noun. Refinement, polish or quality. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To gleam, have luster ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To give luster, distinguish ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To give a coating or other treatment to impart physical luster ¹

7. Noun. A lustrum, quinquennium, a period of five years, originally the interval between Roman censuses ¹

8. Noun. One who lusts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Luster

1. to make or become lustrous [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luster

lushnesses
lushy
lusk
lusked
lusking
luskish
lusks
lusorious
lussheburgh
lussheburghs
lust after
lust for learning
lusted
luster (current term)
lustered
lustering
lusterless
lusterlessly
lusterlessness
lusterous
lusters
lusterware
lusterwares
lustest
lusteth
lustfull
lustfully

Literary usage of Luster

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1. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"luster 363. Nature of luster. — The luster of minerals varies with the nature of ... Kinds of luster. — The kinds of luster recognized are as follows: 1. ..."

2. Manual of Mineralogy: Including Observations on Mines, Rocks, Reduction of by James Dwight Dana (1877)
"luster. 90. The luster of minerals depends on the nature of their surfaces, ... There are different degrees of intensity of luster, and also different kinds ..."

3. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana (1922)
"luster 363. Nature of luster. — The luster of minerals varies with the nature of ... Kinds of luster. — The kinds of luster recognized are as follows: 1. ..."

4. Introduction to the Study of Minerals: A Combined Textbook and Pocket Manual by Austin Flint Rogers (1912)
"luster ,/ luster is the term applied to the quality of light reflected from a substance. Metallic luster is the brilliant luster of metals possessed by most ..."

5. Manual of Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana (1855)
"luster. 90. The luster of minerals depends on the nature of their surfaces, ... There are different degrees of intensity of luster, and also different kinds ..."

6. Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America by Edwin Atlee Barber (1915)
"ments in luster. In the spaces between are scrolls and marguerites. Reverse, bold feather-like ornaments and concentric circles in luster. luster. ..."

7. Tables for the Determination of Common Minerals Chiefly by Their Physical by William Otis Crosby (1895)
"The two principal kinds of luster are the metallic and non-metallic. The metallic luster is the luster of all true metals, such as silver, copper, etc., ..."

8. A Text-book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-loving Public by Frank Bertram Wade (1918)
"LESSON VII luster AND OTHER REFLECTION EFFECTS DY the term luster we refer to the manner and degree in which light is reflected from the surface of a ..."

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