Meaning of LUSTER in English


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 a glow of reflected light ; sheen , 2. a glow of light from within ; luminosity , an inner beauty ; radiance , a superficial attractiveness or appearance of excellence, 4. a glass pendant used especially to ornament a candlestick or chandelier, a decorative object (as a chandelier) hung with glass pendants, a fabric with cotton warp and a filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca, ~ware , ~less adjective III. verb or lustre (~ed or lustred; ~ing or lustring) Date: 1528 intransitive verb to have ~ ; gleam , transitive verb to give ~ or distinction to, to coat or treat with a substance that imparts ~

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